Protection of people with albinism remains a serious concern in Malawi as in other parts of Africa. The recent killing of Eunice Phiri, a 53-year-old woman with albinism, found on 28 January in the Kasungu National Park, is the latest in a spate of attacks on people with albinism (PWA). Both her arms had been chopped […]
Black and Disabled: When Will Our Lives Matter?
Huffington Post 13/02/16 It is simply not enough to proclaim that all black lives matter when clearly not all black bodies matter in our collective conception and articulation of black liberation. As it stands, our conception and articulation of black liberation, not just in the United States but across the globe, currently suffers from a […]
Radio broadcaster films and mocks disabled person in Colombia
A story recently reported in El Colombiano highlighted how a video filmed and uploaded by Carlos Mira, director of the radio station Mega Medellin, caused substantial uproar after the presenter made fun of the physical appearance of a disabled person. A young woman, Ana Maria Zapata Martinez, 22, who suffers from Marfan Syndrome was filmed by […]
Australian private schools close door to disabled children
The Age Victoria reported how disabled children are being refused entry to private schools through what seem to be strategic and targeted exclusionary methods. Children with Disability Australia receives around 500 reports a year of schools, both private and public discriminating against students with a disability. In some cases these students are not allowed to […]