Eine Stimme für Frauen mit Behinderung
Silent tears verleiht diesen Frauen eine Stimme – und die CBM stärkt Frauen mit Behinderung mit ihrer Projektarbeit.
Claudia, Südafrika: "It's only the skin"
“I think it all comes from the family first, because the family needs to accept you and when you grow up, you gain self-confidence from the family, yes outside there is a lot of attitude …I’m not different from other people, it’s only the skin. I am the only one in my family left with Albinism, so it wasn’t that difficult for them because once they decide to keep me alive, because all the other people with Albinism that were born around my age were dead. I am experiencing financial abuse physical abuse and emotional abuse. I always tell myself that I am living for my children, to see to it that they become happy, and to live to see their future, because I can’t leave them, I can’t abandon them. So, this is the pain I live with every day. I must manage to see that they are happy, and I put their happiness in front of mine. So that is the problem in my life. I can’t …for myself, I can’t practice that – I always put other people’s happiness first. The impact of my disability is that it is not simple to get a job. People think that if I hire a disabled person, maybe their work will be slow, or maybe she or he can’t do whatever she is told to do. This is the problem we are facing now as disabled people. I come here to this community, I can’t say they have a problem with me because I have opened a small business selling snacks and sweets. So that [helps] a lot because I use their money effectively, and I have got no negative attitudes from them. I want to be proud and [want] people to look at me as a normal person, not as a disabled person.”