Of being a Zimbabwean woman with a disability

Maybe next time you meet someone you will have a moment to ask how they really are doing and what you can do to help…

Life Through The Disability Lens

Being a woman with a disability is tough. You are always at the bottom of the food chain and that’s if you’re even considered in the first place. Now try being a black woman with a disability. You don’t exist. You are invisible. You have no place. When we speak of women’s rights, gender equality, women’s empowerment, gender based violence and other issues affecting women, women with disabilities are often excluded. For example when we fundraise to buy sanitary wear for the girl child, do we ever think of the girl child with a disability or she is not affected by such matters? When we advocate for the education of the girl child, do we also consider the girl child with a disability or she does not exist? When we speak up against violence towards women, are women with disabilities included or they don’t suffer from such issues?

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