COVID-19, Amplifying Voices: Our Lives, Our Say

September 5, 2020 1:57 pm Published by

The World Blind Union (WBU) conducted a study to examine the extent to which COVID-19 pandemic has exposed some deep structural inequalities in society. Data gathered from the study is evidencing that persons with disabilities, older persons, and persons from lower socioeconomic status backgrounds are among those hardest hit by the pandemic. While this report puts a spotlight on the voices of blind and partially sighted persons, many of the experiences shared strongly resonate with numerous other studies that are also highlighting how marginalised groups have been affected by this crisis. Through this report, WBU hopes to raise awareness on the specifics of what those challenges have meant in reality for its constituents, as well as shed light on what have been effective resilience strategies for them. The study Report is available in various languages and formats at: https://worldblindunion.org/covid-19-amplifying-voices-our-lives-our-say/

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This post was written by Terry Mutuku