This online event shared new research on experiences of disability and being a member of a religious minority, including examples from India and Uzbekistan. We also discussed what steps can be taken to strengthen the social inclusion of people living with a disability who are also from minority religious groups, to help them fulfil their potential to fully participate in society on an equal basis.
Around the world, people with disabilities can be the most marginalised in society. Having a disability and being a member of a religious minority can exacerbate that marginalisation and social exclusion, including exclusion from financial support, leading to a cumulative impact on poverty and wellbeing.
- Dr Lisa Cameron MP, Chair of the APPG for Disability
- Jim Shannon MP, Chair of the APPG for International Freedom of Religion or Belief
- Brigitte Rohwerder, Research Officer, Institute of Development Studies, co-author of ‘Freedom of Religious Belief and People with Disabilities: Evidence from India’
- Stephen Thompson, Post-Doctoral Research Fellow, co-author of ‘Freedom of Religious Belief and People with Disabilities: Evidence from India’
- Dilmurad Yusupov, PhD Candidate, Institute of Development Studies, University of Sussex
- Professor Mariz Tadros, Director, Coalition for Religious Equality and Inclusive Development (CREID)