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Put Words into Action!

People with disabilities continue to encounter inaccessible public infrastructure despite the Malawi Disability Act of 2012. *Audio descriptions for blind and low-vision audiences. Click the player's CC button to read along.

Filmmaker: Julie-Marie Chibekete

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DJP fellow Julie-Marie Chibekete is a program assistant (monitoring and evaluation) for the World Food Programme Malawi country office and an active member of the Spinal injuries Association of Malawi (SIAM).   Read more about Julie-Marie Chibekete

Overcoming Barriers to Health Care

TASO clients and staff talk about the medical climate for people living with HIV and disability in Uganda. *Audio descriptions for blind and low-vision audiences.

Filmmaker: Nissy Namuyomba

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DJP fellow Nissy Namuyomba is an administrative assistant at the Masaka Association of Persons with Disabilities Living with HIV/AIDs and a volunteer with the Masaka Association of Persons with Cerebral Palsy in Uganda.  Read more about Nissy Namuyomba

It Takes a Village

After experiencing a mental health crisis of her own, Robinah Alambuya founded TRIUMPH Uganda to help others with psychosocial disabilities in her community. *Audio descriptions for blind and low-vision audiences.

Filmmaker: Esther Suubi

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DJP fellow Esther Suubi is an advocate for young girls and women's voices and a peer educator at Triumph Mental Health Support.  Read more about Esther Suubi

Inclusion 101

Students with DeafBlindness face education barriers in Nigeria. *Audio descriptions for blind and low-vision audiences. Click the player's CC button to read along.

Filmmaker: Oluwabukolami Omolara Badmus

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DJP fellow Oluwabukolami Omolara Badumus is a disability rights activist and feminist based in Lagos, Nigeria. She is both the financial secretary and Lagos state coordinator for the Lionheart Ability Leaders International Foundation (LALIF).   Read more about Oluwabukolami Omolara Badmus

If There’s a Wheel, There’s a Way

SIAM's Scader Louis works to address the needs of persons with spinal cord injuries from a rights-based approach. *Audio descriptions for blind and low-vision audiences.

Filmmaker: Julie-Marie Chibekete

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DJP fellow Julie-Marie Chibekete is a program assistant (monitoring and evaluation) for the World Food Programme Malawi country office and an active member of the Spinal injuries Association of Malawi (SIAM).   Read more about Julie-Marie Chibekete

Finding the Light

NOUSPR is changing the way Rwandans talk about mental health. *Trigger warning regarding genocide. Audio descriptions for blind and low-vision audiences.

Filmmaker: Rose Umutesi

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DJP fellow Rose Umutesi is chairperson of the National Organization of Users and Survivors of Psychiatry in Rwanda and co-founder and treasurer of its umbrella organization, National Union of Disabilities Organizations of Rwanda.   Read more about Rose Umutesi

Equal Opportunity for All

Driven by his own experiences with DeafBlindness, Solomon Olakunle Okelola advocates for the rights of people with disabilities to be fully included in society. *Audio descriptions for blind and low-vision audiences.

Filmmaker: Oluwabukolami Omolara Badmus

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DJP fellow Oluwabukolami Omolara Badumus is a disability rights activist and feminist based in Lagos, Nigeria. She is both the financial secretary and Lagos state coordinator for the Lionheart Ability Leaders International Foundation (LALIF).   Read more about Oluwabukolami Omolara Badmus

Ending Stigma Together

Triumph Uganda and International Disability Alliance members discuss the power of community in combatting mental health stigma. *Audio descriptions for blind and low-vision audiences. Click the player's CC button to read along.

Filmmaker: Esther Suubi

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DJP fellow Esther Suubi is an advocate for young girls and women's voices and a peer educator at Triumph Mental Health Support.  Read more about Esther Suubi

Disability Inclusion Music Video

Dancing through the streets of Zambia, R&B singer John Chiti encourages persons with disabilities to take precautions during the pandemic and says everyone is impacted, whether they have been infected or not.

Filmmaker: John Chiti

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R&B singer John Chiti is executive director of the Albinism Foundation of Zambia (AFZ). The musician has produced two songs about the coronavirus to raise awareness about its impact on people with disabilities.  Read more about John Chiti

Disability and HIV

MADIPHA is advocating for a person-centered, disability-inclusive response to HIV in Uganda. *Audio descriptions for blind and low-vision audiences.

Filmmaker: Nissy Namuyomba

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DJP fellow Nissy Namuyomba is an administrative assistant at the Masaka Association of Persons with Disabilities Living with HIV/AIDs and a volunteer with the Masaka Association of Persons with Cerebral Palsy in Uganda.  Read more about Nissy Namuyomba

Coronavirus Fight Song

Music sensation SingStar Ali says persons with disabilities in Rwanda have been particularly impacted by the pandemic due to inaccessible washing stations, the inability to social distance, and more.

Filmmaker: SingStar Ali

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SingStar Ali is based in Rwanda.  Read more about SingStar Ali

A Place Where We Belong

Myths and superstitions about persons with albinism are putting this population at greater risk during COVID-19. OIPPA is fighting against these stigmas and for the inclusion of persons with albinism throughout Rwanda.

Filmmaker: Thacien Biziyaremye

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Thacien Biziyaremye is a journalist, director, editor, and camera operator and the co-founder of SACAMS (Special Advocacy, Communication and Media Services) Ltd. He is based in Kigali, Rwanda.   Read more about Thacien Biziyaremye