Young Voices member in Nairobi, Wanja Maina, has written a report about Albinism, which you can read on Radar’s website. She writes about the horrific discrimination faced by people with Albinism in Africa, and what needs to be done to improve their situation.
Three members of Bangalore Young Voices have successfully opened bank accounts after previously being turned away or allowed only to open a joint account because of their visual impairments. Members challenged the banks independently and as a group for both themselves and other disabled people.
Indian law reserves 3% of public sector jobs for people with disabilities. Although many disabled people took the civil service exams in Jharkhand this year, not one was offered a job. Young Voices then petitioned the state high court, which ordered the list to be revised and four people with disabilities got jobs.