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Gertrude Oforiwa Fefoame is the advocacy adviser for social inclusion at Sightsavers, an international nongovernmental organization. She was elected to the UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities committee on June 12, 2018, nominated for the position by her government, Ghana, where she is based.

  •  June 15, 2018 
When I was growing up in Ghana, if someone had told me that one day I would hear my name announced as a member of a United Nations treaty body, I would hardly have believed it. But this is where I find myself, after many years of personal and professional experience fighting for disability …

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