Donatilla Kanimba began her life with most of the odds against her. She had been forced to flee her home country of Rwanda with her parents early on, where
When Hidaya Alawi was 20 years old and gave birth to her first child, the first thing she heard from the care staff was that her baby was "abnormal".
Kanchana Pradeepa de Silva is chair of the Sri Lanka Foundation for the Rehabilitation of the Disabled, SLFRD. She especially struggles to reach out to girls and women with disabilities, who in many cases live in isolation from the rest of society.
"SOLIDARITY FOREVER", "TUSPO FOREVER" they shout and hold each other's hands in the air. Through the organization TUSPO (Tanzania Users and Survivors of Psychiatry Organization), a group of women who live with or are relatives of someone living with mental illness meet.