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We Are Human And Want To Have Sex Too, Disabled Women say

We Are Human And Want To Have Sex Too, Disabled Women say

Disabled women around the world are being denied basic health services from family planning advice to pap smears because they are seen as asexual, disability rights campaigners said on Thursday. Women with disabilities are often ignored, shunned or mocked when seeking help from medical practitioners or even friends or family, victims said on the sidelines […]

Disabled Women Confront Stigma In Burkina Faso

Disabled Women Confront Stigma In Burkina Faso

“Before this initiative we were confined to our homes. We couldn’t go out.” Sitting under the shade of a tree, a group of women drink traditional beer to escape the searing 40-degree-Celsius heat. Perched on a massive tricycle, one woman passes a wooden bowl full of beer to her neighbour, whose eyes are closed. The […]

We Have Penises! We Have Vaginas!

We Have Penises! We Have Vaginas!

In the staid lobby of the Durban International Conference Centre, a woman in a wheelchair is shouting: “I have a penis! I have a vagina! I have sex!” Stella Iwuagwu, 47, from Lagos, is trying to animate a group of disability protesters standing politely with their placards standing a wall. “It’s a silent protest,” replies […]