"It's about Ability!" for young filmmakers in Viet Nam
HO CHI MINH CITY, Viet Nam, 14 May 2013 – Against the hustle and bustle of city traffic, a young boy is quietly putting up a large poster on an empty wall next to a restaurant. While he brushes on the glue with his one good hand, some local boys pull a trick by pouring water on him from the roof of the building.
Young people express creative views of disabilities for video contest
NEW YORK, United States of America, 6 May 2013 - Ezeria Chazanga was born HIV-positive and deaf 20 years ago. She always had challenges relating to her peers because of her HIV status and her disability. But in spite of these seeming limitations, she recently took the opportunity to share her capabilities through a one-minute film.
Risk is inclusive: Young Armenians portray disaster risk reduction through film
GYUMRI, Armenia, 14 March 2013 – Margarita Sargsyan, 14, and her classmates at School #1 in Gyumri, the second biggest city of Armenia, are taking part in school lessons that might save their lives. They are learning about disaster risk reduction (DRR).
In Zimbabwe, the disability that prevents Munashe from using his hands proves no barrier to his education
BULAWAYO, Zimbabwe, 28 December 2012 – At King George IV School of the Disabled, 17-year-old Munashe Chikuvanyanga, a Form 1 student, is taking a final examination in mathematics.
A UNICEF staff member is motivated by work, colleagues - and stigma
PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti, 19 December 2012 - Reporting Specialist at UNICEF Haiti Cara Elizabeth Yar Khan was diagnosed with hereditary inclusion body myopathy (HIBM) in 2007. HIBM is an extremely rare degenerative condition that affects the entire body.
Changing attitudes towards people with disabilities
NEW YORK, United States of America, 3 December 2012 - Stigma, ignorance, neglect, superstition and communication barriers are among the social factors that explain the discrimination and isolation from society that children with disabilities face.
On the twentieth International Day of Persons with Disabilities, a call to remove the barriers that prevent equal participation in society
NEW YORK, United States of America, 3 December 2012 – Today is the twentieth International Day of Persons with Disabilities. Today, we call attention to the importance of promoting the rights of persons with disabilities and mobilizing support to build a more inclusive society.
Inaugural Forum on the Global Partnership on Children with Disabilities puts children with disabilities in the forefront
NEW YORK, 18 September 2012 - On September 14-15, UNICEF hosted the first Forum of the Global Partnership on Children with Disabilities. Two hundred and forty participants representing more than 100 organizations from across the world took part to discuss how the rights and needs of children with disabilities should be prioritized in development efforts.
Podcast #63: Artist Sue Austin's Creating the Spectacle challenges audiences to think differently about disability and wheelchairs
NEW YORK, United States of America, 11 September 2012 – Images of Sue Austin, gliding through the deep on her wheelchair, past schools of fish and lush coral reefs, are taking the world by storm. A multimedia, performance and installation artist, Ms. Austin is the architect of Creating the Spectacle, a groundbreaking series of performances of an underwater wheelchair user that challenges the perception of wheelchairs and disabilities.