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Canada. that means there are 14,000 people who are capable of what I am capable of. Can you imagine if those 14,000 people are empowered to contribute to the economic well-being of our part of the world? The enormity of the intellectual contribution once you overlook the fact that we cannot climb stairs? It is forgotten that many jobs these days do not require us to be in a field or on a farm or in a factory. Our usefulness is not determined and measured by brute force and manual labors. Those with disabilities can teach, can innovate, can create. however when we focus on what those with disabilities cannot do rather than what they can do, VAWG occurs because it is allowed, and those with the ambition to do more, to be more, are discouraged and shamed into the shadows of society. Disabilit y h as it s ow n st igm a, per vasive in ever y societ y, bu t in par t s of Af r ica an d Asia discr im in at ion again st w om en w it h disabilit ies can be ver y oppr essive, w h at is you r opin ion , is t h is st at em en t t r u e an d w h at abou t ot h er r egion s? It is a shame that humans are not treasured for their humanity. As mentioned, our economies are no longer based on our muscles as our might. However, our mindsets are still in these dark ages and it will be a matter of proving otherwise, showing the unenlightened, what is possible. The Rick Hansen's of the world need to continue to eat away at ignorance in all countries, not just developing ones. Th e in t er sect ion bet w een disabilit y an d gen der -based violen ce is of par t icu lar con cer n becau se som e

f or m s of violen ce again st w om en w it h disabilit ies h ave r em ain ed in visible an d h ave n ot been r ecogn "Lor em ized sit as gen der -based violen ce du e to ipsum dolor sit disabilit y discr im in at ion . How w ou ld a met at ver o you com m en t ?

eostoet."be more Feminism is trying intersectional and failing. When I go to women in technology conferences, -Quote Author women with disabilities are overlooked. We comment on the presence of women of color however those with disabilities seem to be the last demographic that lacks inclusion in the discussion. Many decisions that affect woman of disabilities come from very elitist positions. Ones that assume that all women with a voice are also woman with legs for instance. However, even children can point out that one does not preclude the other. The narrative must begin to include women with disabilities as equal contributors to the dialogue, to the solution. Because, when empowered, all women are powerful. Kerry is President, YES VANCOUVER, President, EcoCentury Technologies, International Relations Advisor, Migranet, apart from being named a Planet 5050 Champion, UN Women, Global Goodwill Ambassador.

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Violence Against Women Issue  

Ananke presents a special edition marking the International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women - Nov 25th, 2018.

Violence Against Women Issue  

Ananke presents a special edition marking the International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women - Nov 25th, 2018.

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