Disabilities

In Nicaragua, Programme Helps Youth Create Businesses

Leyli Siles, born deaf into a poor family, opened her own small business with a loan from a Nicaraguan youth employment programme. Credit: UNDP Nicaragua As a child in Nicaragua, Leyli Siles studied, ran and played hide-and-seek just like any other little girl, even though she was deaf and born into a poor

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Young Indigenous and Disabled People Gear up for Election in Cambodia

When local elections were held in the province of Mondulkiri, eastern Cambodia, Bunthoeun Tola, a 20-year-old indigenous person and first-time voter, was turned away at the polling station because his name on the voter list did not match with his identification card. “It was spelled incorrectly and because of that I was barred from voting,”

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