Category: Disability Advocacy

The Global Impact of Disability Pride Month

by Rebecca Majeau

Around the world, and especially in low-income countries like Kenya, most children with disabilities face daily stigma and discrimination. Their communities and their own families often believe their disabilities are a result of demons, witchcraft, or punishments from God. This is true for many of the children Kupenda supports, including Furaha Sulubu, a 14-year-old boy…

14 People with Disabilities Share about their Experiences Accessing Health Care

by Kupenda

Two short films on access to healthcare for people with disabilities were recently produced by the World Health Organization (WHO) and a few members of the International Disability and Development Consortium (IDDC) – namely Sightsavers, Humanity and Inclusion, The Liliane Foundation and The Leprosy Mission. The first film focuses on barriers to healthcare for people with…

Meet Rebecca: An Intern’s Experience with Kupenda

by Rebecca Majeau

I took Politics of the Developing World with Dr. Melkonian in the fall of my sophomore year at Gordon College. As part of the course, Dr. Melkonian had various guest speakers come to our class to discuss their work with various non-profits and faith-based organizations. One of such guest speakers was Cynthia Bauer, the Executive…

Challenging Social Norms: Making Sexual and Reproductive Health Accessible to People with Disabilities

by Kupenda

Despite having the same sexual and reproductive health (SRH) needs as anyone else, people with disabilities often face stigma, discrimination, and barriers that prevent them from accessing SRH information and services. How can we work to meet the SRH needs of all people, including those with disabilities? To explore this issue, Sarah V. Harlan, Partnerships…

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