Leave no person with disabilities behind

By Leave No One Behind Partneship and ADD International

Pushpa Rani had pneumonia when she was eight years old, which left her extremely weak. Eventually, she lost all movement in her legs. Pushpa joined a women's self-help group, and later a disabled person's organisation, supported by Action on Disability and Development (ADD) International.

ADD International, a member of CIVICUS, is working with disability activists in Asia and Africa to help disabled women claim their rights, find their voice and strive for equality. In this article, Pushpa shares her story of how her disability has affected her life, and what it means to be a woman with a disability. This piece is part of the Leave No One Behind series, which puts a spotlight on people facing the worst levels of poverty, marginalisation and exclusion. 

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