February 2024

Empowering Ruth: Community Support and Advocacy

by Sanjida Azad

  • Posted on February 25, 2024

For many children with disabilities like Ruth, their experiences and opportunities are largely determined by their community’s prevailing beliefs about disability. In many low- and middle-income countries, disabilities are often attributed to witchcraft or curses. This perception leads to mistreatment, social exclusion, and, tragically, even fatalities. To address this harmful stigma, organizations like Kupenda organize…

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Andrew’s Story: Small Things That Lead to a Large Impact

by Lauren Blair

  • Posted on February 9, 2024

For children with disabilities like Andrew, the difference between a life of mistreatment and isolation versus one of love and inclusion is often due to beliefs surrounding disability within their community. In many low- and middle-income countries, disabilities are believed to be the result of witchcraft or a curse, leading to abuse, abandonment, and, at…

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