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Ethiopian woman reads braille version of Briding the Gap's leaflet at the project launch event
Building disability-inclusive resilience programmes: the challenge of Bridging the Gap in Ethiopia August 16, 2018

Resilience building has become an increased priority for the Ethiopian government and also for development partners present in the country. Building resilience means that communities affected by drought, floods or other shocks are supported to sustain and recover from these shocks through…

Akhyar Omar
Women with disabilities, united for their rights in Sudan July 30, 2018

Persons with disabilities account for around 6% of all Sudanese citizens. Although there are specific policies and laws aimed to enhance our inclusion, we are discriminated within our communities in relation to access to services and enjoyment of our rights. The main…

Huseni Juma in his classroom, Moshi, Tanzania
Bridging the gap to leave no one behind March 28, 2018

According to the World Report on Disability published by the World Health Organization (WHO) and the World Bank (WB), people with disabilities make up 15% of the world population and 80% of these people live in developing countries. These figures make the…

Olga Montúfar tras una reunión del Alto Comisionado de Naciones Unidas para los Derechos Humanos
Olga Montúfar: “Our right to autonomy is frequently not understood” January 10, 2018

Olga Montúfar, president of the Fundación Paso a Paso and of the Global Network of Indigenous Persons with Disabilities, was born 38 years ago in Mexico, in the heart of the indigenous community of San Miguel Totolapan, in the state of Guerrero….