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According to the World Health Organization (WHO) 600,000,000 people globally have some form of disability, with 80% living in low income countries (WHO 2005).
Of the disabled population, as many as 75% are women in low and middle income countries (Human Rights Watch 2006). In Africa women with disabilities face stigma, isolation, invisibility, punishment and generally are on the receiving end of negative attitudes on the part of the community

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