Fighting injustice every day.
Recently a disabled woman was raped. The villagers tried to cover it up and the girl was forced out of her home. I took the girl in and we filed a report against the perpetrator. Before we formed our Women’s Council, disabled people weren’t allowed in the police station. Now, thanks to our work, they give us chairs to sit on.
When we see a disabled woman in danger, we feel that we ourselves are in danger. It could also happen to me. If we do not act to solve our problems then the negative propaganda in our society about disabled women will remain intact.
I dream of a society where there will be no word like ‘disabled.’ Our work will be successful when all disabled people have the identity of a human being.
Millions of disabled people in Africa and Asia are still condemned to a life of poverty and exclusion. Right now, organisations of disability activists like Sabina's are working to fight discrimination and ensure every disabled person gets a fighting chance at living their best life. They urgently need your support.