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RightsTalk: Refugees with Disabilities - Overlooked and Undeserved

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Australian Human Rights Commission

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175 Pitt Street

Sydney, NSW 2000

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Refugees and asylum seekers with disabilities are often overlooked in getting basic services, even though they are among those most at-risk.

Join refugee and disability rights advocate, Nujeen Mustafa, to hear how her grueling 16-month journey from Syria to Germany – in a wheelchair at age 16 – propelled her to be a powerful advocate for the rights of refugees and for people with disabilities.

Nujeen will be accompanied by Human Rights Watch’s founding disability rights division director Shantha Rau Barriga, who will share insights from Human Rights Watch’s work in Bangladesh, Central African Republic, South Sudan and Greece.

They will be joined by Disability Discrimination Commissioner Alastair McEwin for this special RightsTalk event, hosted by the Australian Human Rights Commission in partnership with Human Rights Watch.

This event is free and open to the public but spaces are limited. Bookings are essential.



The venue is wheelchair accessible. If you have any other access or support requirements, please let us know: events@humanrights.gov.au

This event will be livestreamed. Please check our Facebook and Twitter pages closer to the event for more details.



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