DISABILITY AS A CAUSE OF POVERTY

Disability contributes to and deepens poverty on an individual, family and community level due to discrimination and institutional and attitudinal barriers. So a person with a disability and their family are less likely to have access to rehabilitation, education, skills training and employment opportunities - opportunities which could otherwise reduce poverty.

DISABILITY AS A CONSEQUENCE OF POVERTY

Extreme poverty causes disability through many causes including lack of access to adequate nutrition, preventative and curative health care, clean water and sanitation, and unsafe working conditions.

This is why it is so important to include people with a disability across all sectors of international development. Empowering people with a disability to receive a worthwhile education, access health and rehabilitation services, gain a livelihood and participate fully in society is essential to End the Cycle of disability and poverty.

Not only is inclusion of people with disabilities essential to End the Cycle of poverty and disability, it is also important to help make international aid more effective. When spending on aid and development includes people with disabilities, it can then reach the poorest and most marginalised people.

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