Tag: gender equality

The Shadow Pandemic: Remembering Women and Girls with Disabilities

by Kupenda

Since the outbreak of COVID-19, all types of violence against women and girls, particularly those with disabilities, has intensified. This is the Shadow Pandemic growing amidst the COVID-19 crisis and we need a global collective effort to stop it. What better time to act than, today, on the United Nations’ International Day for the Elimination…



Celebrating 3 Successful Young Women on World Humanitarian Day!

by Kupenda

Today, on August 19, World Humanitarian Day 2019, we celebrate the success of 3 young women who have overcome great obstacles thanks to the humanitarian efforts of our staff, Kenyan medical professionals, and generous American sponsors! Nuru Jefwa was born with a congenital deformity that made her unable to walk. When we first met her 6 years…



Celebrating Virginia’s support for Cindy and Shehe on International Women’s Day

by Kupenda

I love that International Women’s Day is the day after my birthday.  Grateful to the many women who support our work and the women who work hard to fight for the rights of their children with disabilities both here and abroad.   March is also Women’s History Month and ends with my 93-year-old grandmother’s birthday.…



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