It's Our Story is a mixed-media, oral history archive containing 1300+ video oral histories of persons with disabilities.
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"Forward thinking"Amartya Sen, Nobel Laureate in Economics
"World Enabled gives me a voice"Natasha Popovic, Refugee, Kosovo
"Trailblazers"Anand Vadya, Professor, San Jose State University
"Bring ideas into action."Alfredo Sfeir-Younis, Senior Advisor to the Managing Directors, The World Bank
by: Raya AlJadir (@Carelessrayoon) The BBC aired a documentary that essentially posed the question if Ghana was the worst place to be disabled through an insightful investigation by Sophie Morgan who visited the country and came across many disabled people each with a heart breaking story. Although I was gripped by the documentary and found it quite insightful I failed to be shocked by any of its contents even the harrowing scenes of people being chained, imprisoned and labelled as snakes and animals did not surprise me. I guess being …
by: Dr. Victor Santiago Pineda Over the past 30 years, studies conducted in various countries, such as Japan, Lebanon, Jordan, India, South Africa, among others have shown that stigma and prejudice is often the result of a lack of knowledge of and awareness about people with disability which exists at all levels—from the family to the community to decision makers at the highest levels. Such stigma and prejudice leads to social marginalization and lack of equal access to educational, employment and social support mechanisms that result in profound poverty for …