Girls with disabilities in developing countries are effectively unseen and unheard and are often not benefiting from international efforts to improve access to education in developing countries.
Globally, 263 million children between the ages of 6 and 17 are out of school, 61 million of which are of primary school age (6-11 years)*. More than half of the total figure live in Sub-Saharan Africa and Southern Asia.
Of the 25 million children who will never start school, 15 million are girls*.
Leonard Cheshire Disability’s Young Voices tell their stories at the UN International Day of Persons with Disabilities
Major new report launched by young campaigners from around the world
“We cannot achieve the development goals if one billion disabled people are excluded,” Leonard Cheshire Disability’s Chief Executive, Clare Pelham, has told the UN.
1 March 2013
A groundbreaking programme giving young disabled people the media skills to become citizen journalists has launched in Kenya.
For the first time young people with disabilities are being trained on how to use their mobile phones to write and publish news reports to a global audience live from the upcoming elections.
The programme is being run by Radar in partnership Leonard Cheshire Disability’s Young Voices, a global project which supports young disabled people to campaign on equal rights and better access.