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It’s Our Story

It’s Our Story

It's Our Story is a mixed-media, oral history archive containing 1300+ video oral histories of persons with disabilities.

Breaking Boundaries

Breaking Boundaries

Our New Media Academy increased literacy through a curriculum that was accessible to all learners.

It's About Ability! YES

It's About Ability! YES

YES funded youth with and without disabilities to develop and implement community action plans.

Ability Summits

Ability Summits

WE worked with Open Hands to create lasting friendships through international exchange.

"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

Partners

  • Australian Government
  • Open Society Foundations
  • Unicef
  • UNESCO
  • VSA International
  • Open Hands Initiative
  • Youtube
  • University of California Berkeley
  • American Association of People with Disabilities
  • National Disability and Arts Center
  • SVILC
  • YO Disabled and Proud
  • RI Global
  • Tisano
  • ATNetwork
  • It's Our Story
  • Google
  • Arab Human Rights Foundation
  • YWD Convening
  • International Year Of Youth
  • Australian AID
  • Rrlogo
  • The World Bank
  • Cambodian Disabled Persons
  • WAG Blue
  • WID
  • Cafepress

Featured Blog

The Worst Place To Be Disabled?

The World's Worst Place to Be Disabled?

The World's Worst Place to Be Disabled?

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 …
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Poverty, Disability and Social Exclusion

Photo credits: The man and the sea. Pepito Frias Photo, 2003.

Photo credits: The man and the sea. Pepito Frias Photo, 2003.

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 …
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World Enabled started with a vision of empowering youth challenged by stigma, prejudice and abuse and give them a chance to realize their potential. Thanks to supporters like you, the girls, boys, women and men that benefit from our research and educational programs are making that vision a reality.

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