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Dispatches from disadvantage: Indian women living on the margins speak up

On our Radar collects experiences from women who would not normally find a voice in the media.

Filed in: Disability India Women

‘I aim to help integrate the Deaf and the hearing together in unity’

Iris Gonzales meets an inspiring woman who refuses to be defined by her disability.

Filed in: Disability Philippines

Sign language is our rightful mother tongue

Jill Jones explains why signing is particularly vulnerable to dying out – and why this basic human right must be protected.

Filed in: Disability Human Rights Language Language Minorities

We need to look past, not at, disability

People living with disability face fear, prejudice and awkwardness in their interactions with others, says Koren Helbig.

Filed in: Disability Media Society

How can we break the link between poverty and disability?

Natasha Kennedy applauds a pledge to involve the billion people ‘missing’ from development programmes.

Filed in: Disability

Why are women with disabilities still facing a double oppression?

On the eve of International Women’s Day, Tiziana Oliva reports on the issues affecting one in five women around the world.   

Filed in: Disability Equality Women

‘You need a thick skin to cope with disability’

Other people’s comments can be devastating – but a Twitter campaign is exposing the ‘able’ world’s prejudices and ignorance. Koren Helbig explains.

Filed in: Activism Disability Media

A creative shift for Vietnam

Art is being used to help disadvantaged children find their place in society. Yan Zhi Lai reports.

Filed in: Art Children Disability Mental Health Vietnam

Rolling towards progress

Jody Mcintyre takes the notion of disability to task with a personal exploration of difference and defiance.

Filed in: Disability Health Society

Nobody is 'normal'

Jody Mcintyre speaks to comedian Francesca Martinez about growing up ‘wobbly’ and resisting austerity in Britain.

Filed in: Activism Disability England

Why does abuse persist in Romania?

Luke Dale-Harris reports on the ongoing battle to improve the rights of disabled people locked away in secretive Romanian institutions.

Filed in: Disability Romania

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