People with disabilities are less likely to escape poverty, as their chances to earn a living are limited by stigma, discrimination and a lack of accessible workplaces.
To break this cycle, it’s critical for people with disabilities to be empowered and financially independent.
This innovative training and employment programme, funded by the European Commission, has transformed the lives of hundreds of young people with disabilities in rural western Uganda.Find out more
Monica is determined to succeed in her course, start earning an income and smash disability stereotypes.
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“I had that feeling in my heart: if others can do, why not me? Why not a person with a disability?”
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This thriving business is challenging perceptions about disability: its three female owners are visually impaired.
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These fact sheets sum up some of the achievements from our project in Bangladesh, covering inclusive education, entrepreneurial skills, empowering women, strengthening local groups and human rights awareness.