The reality is different for many of the world’s largest minorities. One billion people live with a disability. 80% of them live in so-called developing countries. Poverty and disability are connected in a frightening way. 1.2 billion people live in absolute poverty and have a daily budget of 1.25 dollars. One in five of them has one or more disabilities. 2% of those affected have access to basic medical care in developing countries. 0.1% of the visual or hearing impairment is adequately supported. 90% of children with disabilities do not attend school. 3% of girls with disabilities can read and write.
Behind each of these figures is a human being and the question of why people with disabilities in their privileges and rights repeatedly encounter barriers to a free and fair life.