Gunaraj and Govinda

Gunaraj Khatiwada and Govinda Khanal both had polio in childhood, which affected their physical mobility. There were no rehabilitation centres nearby, or hospitals to provide timely operations and callipers. Govinda used to crawl to school, once he was too big for his mother to carry. And he recalls the heart-stopping moments for his mother when […]

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École Ephphatha pour les Sourds

Burundi, 2011-15 with support from Jersey Overseas Aid, Comic Relief, British Foreign Schools Society, Deafkidz International, Evan Cornish Foundation, and Cotton Trust DDP’s partnership with the École Ephthatha (EES) began with a research project, supported by Comic Relief, on the educational and communication needs of deaf children in Burundi. The study ‘Deaf children in Burundi: […]

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Everyone Supports Returnees

ACPDH, Burundi 2014-2016, supported by the Baring Foundation The Twunganire Abahungutse programme set out to enable the resettlement and reintegration of displaced Burundian people and former refugees, when they were expelled from the neighbouring countries where they had lived in refugee camps for many years. The advocacy side of the project highlighted the many issues […]

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SHRUTI

In the 21st century, countries such as Nepal still lack basic requirements in education, employment and technology to empower their people and ensure equal participation. SHRUTI (National Association of the Hard of Hearing and Deafened, Nepal) is a pioneering organization focused on addressing the issues of HoH and Deafened people all over the country, raising […]

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Raju

26 year-old Raju and his siblings were born partially sighted, and his father became disabled about 10 years ago in an accident at work. The young Raju was spurred into joining the disability movement. He engages people with his easy-going manner, gaining trust – and a reputation for his work for disabled people’s rights. Raju […]

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IT training and jobs for hard-of-hearing young adults

SHRUTI, Nepal 2020-2023, with the support of the British and Foreign School Society Our partner SHRUTI – National Association of the Hard-of-Hearing and Deafened, Nepal – has found that a lack of communication support for hard-of-hearing (HoH) children at school often leads to poor learning outcomes that hinder their subsequent chances. HoH people face stigma […]

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Jagadish

Jagadish Prasad Adhikari was one of three co-founders of the Disabled Human Rights Centre, along with friends Maheshwar Ghimire and Shudarson Subedi. Over the years, the three friends developed DHRC-Nepal into a national cross-disability advocacy organization, as well as supporting local DPOs in other parts of Nepal. Jagadish contracted polio at the age of one. […]

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Nor Bahadur

Nor Bahadur is 44 years old. He is a charming, gregarious person, of restricted growth, happily married to Tanka with whom he has a young son. Life was hard when Bahadur was growing up: as one of four brothers in a rural family, he was expected to pull more weight than was physically possible, and […]

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Ambika and Ram Prasad

Ambika’s husband Ram Prasad became unwell about 9 years ago, and has been unable to work ever since. Ambika cannot bring herself to recall those terrible days. She had sole responsibility for their five children, and no-one to help; all she remembers is the feeling of loneliness and discrimination. When she heard of DHRC’s WDIL […]

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