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Newsletter: From Evidence to Action

“Complicit in Exclusion”: South Africa’s failure to guarantee an inclusive education for children with disabilities

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Human Rights Watch
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This report from Human Rights Watch found that South Africa has failed to guarantee the right to education for many of the country’s children and young adults due to widespread discrimination against children with disabilities in enrollment decisions. Human Rights Watch research in five out of South Africa’s nine provinces showed that children with disabilities face discriminatory physical and attitudinal barriers, often beginning early in children’s lives when government officials classify them according to their disabilities. Human Rights Watch August 2015