“All of this is mere ink on paper,” said Hussein Mahmoud, a 26-year-old college graduate from Egypt who has paralytic polio.
“Disabled persons suffer at every turn in the absence of protection.” “On paper, we have rights, legislation but this does not necessarily translate to concrete changes,” added Gallas.
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And although her idea isn’t unique to the community — matchmaking between families is a traditional route to marriage still done by many — she adds people are opening up to the idea of finding love outside the family circle.
“Just as with any community, Muslims come in all shapes, sizes and outlooks,” she adds.
“Many firms force disabled employees to stay home and send them their salaries” to evade fines, said Egyptian parliament member Mohamed Abu Hamed during a discussion on disability rights.
Last year, Daghfal established Wheelchair Taxi, Lebanon’s first taxi service for those with special needs.
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“Since then, the fight has begun,” said Gallas, now 24, who is an outspoken advocate for the disabled in her native Tunisia.
“People with disabilities suffer from the selfishness of able-bodied persons, such as lawmakers, designers and employers, who don’t take the needs of diverse bodies and minds into consideration,” she said.