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Maame Yaa A. Barnes

Maame Yaa is a lecturer at Lancaster University Ghana, where she has been teaching law since 2015. She is a member of the Ghana Bar, and holds an LLM from the LSE. Now focusing on Disability law and policy, Maame Yaa is committed to ensuring respect for the rights of Persons with Disability, (PWDs), their families and caregivers. She is currently advocating a more comprehensively disability-friendly legislative framework, by exposing internal and relational inconsistencies, and discrimination against PWDs in Ghanaian legislation.

As the founder and convenor of the Lancaster University Ghana Multidisciplinary Conference on Disability and Development, Maame Yaa has created a platform for academic engagement with disability issues in all fields, while also bringing together policy makers, PWDs, advocates and practitioners. Maame Yaa believes that for Ghana to fully develop, it is important to have a truly inclusive society, where every person’s skills and talents are nurtured and harnessed. She is also the Editor of the Lancaster University Ghana Journal on Disability. Maame Yaa is working on a research proposal for a doctorate, in which she engages in a critical normative discussion on realising the rights of children with disability in Ghana.

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