Middle East and Yemen Disability Rights Actavist Fatema Al-aaqel Passes

January 13, 2012
Source: IDA CRPD Forum

Dear All

   with a deep  sorrow and sadness, I inform you that Ms. Fatema Al-aaqel from Yemen has passed away last Friday in Egypt and she was transferred to Yemen for the funeral. Fatema is one of the great activists in Middle east and Yemen, she is one of the founders of  the disability movement in Yemen, she established the unique association Al-Aman association for blind women. she was the key person behind including women and girls with visual disability from rural areas in Yemen in education and social programs.

   she spent her life and a huge part of her own money to promote the rights of Persons with Disabilities in Yemen and in the Middle east region in particular the rights of Women with Disabilities.

    I express my condolences to her family and friends around the world.