Living With Disabilities In the Developing World | Link TV
Living With Disabilities In the Developing World
According to the World Health Organization, more than a billion people or 15 percent of the world's population experience a disability. And as the world's population ages, that figure is set to rise. A staggering 80 percent of this population lives in developing countries, where services are generally inadequate to meet their needs.
Despite a robust disability rights movement and a shift towards inclusion, stigma and discrimination continue to mark many disabled people's lives.
Sierra Leone is officially Ebola free. But memories of the disease and the devastation it caused are still fresh. The country will have to deal with the consequences for many years to come.
Important coastal regions of the ice sheets on Greenland and West Antarctica, and the glaciers of the Antarctica Peninsula, are thinning and contributing to sea level rise. Also shrinking is the regional culture for the 56,000 people who live there.
"You can cut the flower, but you cannot stop the coming of spring." This episode of "What in the World" features Afghan women's rights activist, Malalai Joya.
Elected in 2003, Joya was expelled from Parliament in 2007 for refusing to retract a speech. She fights for the rights of the people, particularly disadvantaged women.