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UW undergrads use study abroad program to make impact on disability rights

January 13, 2023

What did five Jackson School undergraduates along with 15 other University of Washington students do in Geneva, Switzerland, for three weeks in September 2022? They used their research skills and disability studies backgrounds to assist the Secretariat for the Committee on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities and support Committee members as they developed “Lists of Issues” (LOIs) for upcoming state reports.

Students conducted research on the implementation of disability rights in Vietnam, the United Arab Emirates, the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea, Tuvalu, Maldives, and Palau, and proposed questions based on that research for the Committee to include in the LOIs and direct to each State on their progress.

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