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A New Challenge

Of the nearly 400 DeafBlind people living in Malawi, 250 are school-aged children. DJP Fellow Duster Lucius interviews Chrissy Mutumba, the first DeafBlind student accepted at a prestigious high school in Blantyre.

Filmmaker: Duster Lucius

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Duster Lucius is a 19-year-old disability youth activist who is DeafBlind (partial hearing, completely blind) and a national youth coordinator at the Visual Hearing Impairment Membership Association (VIHEMA).  Read more about Duster Lucius

Food Insecurity and HIV

Limited access to food and medicine poses significant risks to Ugandans with with disabilities who are HIV positive. Advocates are asking for more government support for their life-saving programs.

Filmmaker: Nissy Namuyomba

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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

‘How Long Do We Have To Wait?’

Discriminatory legislation and stigma have made sexual and reproductive health (SRH) resources inaccessible to queer Nigerians with disabilities. Disability advocates explain the need for an intersectional approach to SRH resources in Nigeria.

Filmmaker: Benedicta Oyedayo Oyewole

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Benedicta Oyedayo Oyewole is an intersectional feminist passionate about disability and women's rights. She is a program officer of diversity and inclusion at the Women's Health and Equal Rights Initiative in Nigeria.   Read more about Benedicta Oyedayo Oyewole

Disability in a Digital World

An inclusive technology training center in Rwanda is providing an increasingly critical resource for persons with disabilities: computer skills. Some learners have gone on to earn raises and promotions after developing new skills.

Filmmaker: Esther Mukampogazi

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Esther Mukampogazi is a project manager and advocacy coordinator at the Organization of Women with Disabilities for Health Promotion and Development in Rwanda (OWDHD).   Read more about Esther Mukampogazi

One Voice

2021 DJP Fellow Esther Suubi provides an intimate look at how Ugandan women with psychosocial disabilities unite against discrimination. *Audio descriptions for blind and low-vision audiences.

Filmmaker: Esther Suubi

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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

Out of Their Hands

The COVID-19 pandemic has exacerbated limited work opportunities for Indonesian massage therapists who are blind and low-vision. *Audio descriptions for blind and low-vision audiences.

Filmmaker: Mahretta Maha

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Mahretta Maha is a disability rights activist living with blindness. She is a program officer at the Association for Disability Access Elections (PPUAD) for the National Coalition of Organizations with Disabilities.  Read more about Mahretta Maha

A ‘Bitter Pill’

Lily Puspitasari and Nurhayati Ratna Sari Dewi, two Indonesian women with psychosocial disabilities, speak out against workplace discrimination. *Audio descriptions for blind and low-vision audiences.

Filmmaker: Kinanty Andini

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Kinanty Andini is a freelance graphic design and digital artist. She is affiliated with the Indonesia Mental Health Association (IMHA), also known as the Association of Healthy Souls.  Read more about Kinanty Andini

‘Not To Be Feared’

Jongaya is one of Indonesia's last leprosy settlements. Many people choose to live here to escape discrimination and stigma. *Audio descriptions for blind and low-vision audiences.

Filmmaker: Dija

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Dija is chairperson of the Association of Indonesian Women with Disabilities (HWDI)’s branch in Simbang in the Indonesian province of South Sulawesi.   Read more about Dija

A Different Way of Learning

2022 DJP Fellow Naufal Asy-Syaddad speaks with two Indonesian men with autism about the obstacles they've faced throughout their education and search for employment. *Audio descriptions for blind and low-vision audiences.

Filmmaker: Naufal Asy-Syaddad

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Naufal Asy-Syaddad is a disability rights activist with autism and chairperson of Yogasmara Foundation's youth group.  Read more about Naufal Asy-Syaddad

‘The Door is Open’

Indonesians with disabilities have faced barriers to involvement in elections. Ariani Soekanwo is changing that. *Audio descriptions for blind and low-vision audiences.

Filmmaker: Mahretta Maha

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Mahretta Maha is a disability rights activist living with blindness. She is a program officer at the Association for Disability Access Elections (PPUAD) for the National Coalition of Organizations with Disabilities.  Read more about Mahretta Maha

Denied Assistance

Indonesian social assistance policy has left many persons with disabilities without financial support. *Audio descriptions for blind and low-vision audiences.

Filmmaker: Kinanty Andini

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Kinanty Andini is a freelance graphic design and digital artist. She is affiliated with the Indonesia Mental Health Association (IMHA), also known as the Association of Healthy Souls.  Read more about Kinanty Andini

Healthcare Ensured

Indonesians with disabilities still lack equal access to healthcare. A new policy provides hope for Sustia Rini. *Audio descriptions for blind and low-vision audiences.

Filmmaker: Sri Sukarni

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Sri Sukarni is chairperson of the Indonesia Association of Disabled Women (HWDI)’s branch in the province of West Nusa Tenggara.  Read more about Sri Sukarni

Inclusion 101

Students with DeafBlindness face education barriers in Nigeria. *Audio descriptions for blind and low-vision audiences.

Filmmaker: Oluwabukolami Omolara Badmus

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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.

Filmmaker: Esther Suubi

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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

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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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

‘Put Words into Action!’

Malawians with disabilities continue to encounter inaccessible public infrastructure. *Audio descriptions for blind and low-vision audiences. .

Filmmaker: Julie-Marie Chibekete

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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

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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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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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

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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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

Finding the Light

NOUSPR has a dream - a world in which all people with psychosocial disabilities are treated with the respect and dignity. *Audio descriptions for blind and low-vision audiences.

Filmmaker: Rose Umutesi

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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

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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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

‘The Solutions Come from Us’

Florence Ndagire is breaking down barriers for persons with disabilities. After making history as the first lawyer in Uganda who is blind, she has worked for nonprofits all over the world.

Filmmaker: Esther Suubi

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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

‘An Attitude of Tolerance’

MI Ma'arif Keji tackles the stigma and violence against its Indonesian students with disabilities. *Audio descriptions for blind and low-vision audiences.

Filmmaker: Naufal Asy-Syaddad

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Naufal Asy-Syaddad is a disability rights activist with autism and chairperson of Yogasmara Foundation's youth group.  Read more about Naufal Asy-Syaddad

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

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