Disability in Brazil

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There are an estimated 16 million people with disabilities in Brazil. Although 9 million of these are of working age, only 1 million are in the labor force.[1]

Brazil is a party to the United Nations Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities, having signed the treaty on 30 March 2007 and ratified it on 1 August 2008.[2] Brazil's Law 7853 criminalizes discrimination based on disability, and other legal protections also exist.[1]

At least five major associations work to enable the participation of Brazilians with disabilities in sport.[3]


  1. ^ a b "Disability News: South America". Disabled World. 5 March 2015. Retrieved 21 November 2015.
  2. ^ "UN Treaty Collection: parties to the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities: List of parties". United Nations. 2012-03-21. Archived from the original on 2012-08-19. Retrieved 2015-11-20.
  3. ^ "People With Disabilities". Angloinfo. Angloinfo. Retrieved 8 June 2016.