It is common for people
with disabilities in the world
Many people with disabilities
treated very badly.
They don't get the help they need.
They don't get care when they need it.
Some are subjected to violence or are locked up.
Being poor affects people
in many different ways.
It can mean this:
It is more common with functional impairment
in poor countries.
Poverty and starvation can do that
one person gets one
There are more women than men
who has a disability.
women and girls more.
They often have it more difficult
than men and boys.
People with disabilities
often hit extra hard
of being poor.
This means that they are not allowed to go to school,
can't get a job.
And can't get good healthcare.
A person who is poor gets
bad food, bad water
and poor healthcare.
Then that person can get
Discrimination is when
some are treated worse than others
because it has a disability.
A person with a disability can become
For example, it may not be allowed to go to school
or get a job
or receive medications.
If an accident occurs or
maybe it won't get help.
If a person is not allowed to go to school
it will be difficult to get a job.
If you don't have a job
is it difficult to get money for food.
Then you become poor more easily.
If you can't afford it
buying medicine makes you sicker.
If the person gets bad
food and bad
can the person get
When everyone is involved and gets to decide in society
it works better.
A society that provides the right care and
help to all
get more people who can work.
Then they can contribute to the country getting
a better economy.
Sometimes people think that people with disabilities
are not worth as much as others.
Many people with
disability are treated unfairly.
Many are ashamed of their disability.
In some countries people believe
that disabilities depend on
magic or curses.
They also believe that disabilities
can be contagious.
All people are equally valuable and equally important.
There are many different types of disabilities.
Some have difficulty seeing or cannot see at all. They are blind.
Others have difficulty hearing.
If you cannot hear at all, you are deaf.
Then you can use sign language.
Many have difficulty understanding
and it takes longer to learn different things.
It's called having an intellectual disability
Many people have a hard time
to move their legs or arms
or have difficulty walking.
Sometimes they may use crutches or wheelchairs.
There are those who feel very bad
and have a hard time with their feelings
and have difficulty working with others.
Anyone with a disability
have the right to help and support
So they can join.