“We need disability not to be hidden under the soil, but to erupt as a volcano and spread information about disability across the world,” says Rosangela Berman-Bieler (64), Global Lead on Disability in UNICEF.
Rosangela was born and raised in Brazil, and she has been instrumental in influencing the international disability rights for decades. She became paraplegic after a car accident at the age of 18. She established the first centre for independent living in Brazil, 35 years ago.
Rosangela talks about the contextual barriers encountered by persons with disabilities in the global South and she expresses her thoughts on leaving no child, youth, or adolescent with disabilities behind.
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