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Tuesday, September 13 2011 , Your time is 15:58:00
Şafak Pavey. AA Photo
Şafak Pavey, a deputy from the main opposition RepublicanPeople’s Party (CHP), has become a member of the United Nations Committee onthe Rights of Persons with Disabilities, Anatolia news agency reported today.
Pavey, the first woman with disabilities to be elected tothe Turkish Parliament, also became the first Turkish parliamentarian to beappointed to the U.N. body.
The deputy said she was so happy to be a part of ajourney that works for bringing humans to a better future.
The Committee on the Rights of Persons with Disabilitiesis a U.N. body that monitors implementation of the U.N. Convention on theRights of Persons with Disabilities.
Pavey recently received the 2012 International BraveWomen award from the U.S Department of State.
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