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Blind Ethiopian lawyer and activist Yetnebersh Nigussie wins Right Livelihood Award

Blind Ethiopian lawyer and activist Yetnebersh Nigussie 2017’s joint winner of the Right Livelihood Award is a force for inclusion, saying: ‘If I can excel…bring about my own change, I can help others.” She was honoured for her inspiring work promoting the rights and inclusion of people with disabilities. The award is also known as Sweden’s alternative Nobel Prize.

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Togo where disabled children’s accused of witchcraft are imprisoned and ostracised

In Togo, the disabled children or children slightly different from others are accused of witchcraft and held responsible for deaths in their families or communities. Most of the children accused of witchcraft have been excluded from their communities, and severely mistreated. The situation is getting worrying as the vulnerable children are subjected to different heart-wrenching forms of abuse. Various organizations have been pushing the authorities and communities to combat the ill-treatment of children.