ElBaradei for the disabled community in Egypt

Ahram Online , Friday 12 Aug 2011

In a statement issued last Thursday, possible presidential candidate Mohamed ElBaradei speaks for an otherwise neglected sector of Egyptian society

ElBaradei and representative from disabled community
ElBaradei and representative from disabled community "ElBaradei support campaign"

In a statement issued last Thursday (11 August), the potential presidential candidate Mohamed ElBaradei announced that he would be endorsing the demands of no less than eight million disabled Egyptian to lead a dignified life in a country with a genuine social-justice programme.

Already, on 9 August, ElBaradei had met with representatives of the disabled community in at his house, where he listened to and agreed to adopt their demands, which have been ignored for decades: enabling the disabled to enjoy full electoral rights and providing for their integration into society at all levels.

On his official Twitter account, ElBaradei wrote, “Met today with representatives of 8 million Egyptians with disabilities. Their rights are trampled. New Egypt must be based on equality & solidarity.”  

Dr El Baradei was not the only presidential candidate to announce his endorsement of the disabled community in Egypt. In July Mohamed Abuol-Fatouh too launched an initiative to help the disabled in general and the hearing-impaired specifically.

 

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