It is critical for governments to address the immediate needs of the elderly and persons with disabilities during COVID-19.

Michal Rutkowski |

Persons with disabilities often have underlying health needs that can increase the severity of symptoms if they contract COVID-19.

Charlotte McClain-Nhlapo, Phyllis Heydt, Hannah Kuper |

Earlier this year we launched Inclusion Matters in Africa in Nairobi in collaboration with the Kenya National Gender and Equality Commission (NGEC). We could not have hoped for a more informed and…

Simeon Ehui, Ede Ijjasz-Vasquez, Maitreyi Bordia Das, Sabina Anne Espinoza |

For 13-year-old Rafina from Beira, one of Mozambique’s largest cities, the feeling seems familiar. Only one year has passed since Cyclone Idai hit, and again her school is closed. This time,…

Myrta Kaulard, Mark Lundell |

The COVID-19 crisis threatens to widen the digital divide between men and women, which has become a significant hurdle to gender equality. To address this, the World Bank and CES have launched the…

Boutheina Guermazi |

Chiya (tea) Station, a small café in the middle of a busy market in Banepa, Kavrepalanchowk looks similar to other teashops in the area. From the outset, it is yet another emerging business but…

Deepa Rai |

Clear signs and directions are essential to public transport users. In many cities, however, transit signage remains inadequate or even nonexistent. What exactly does it take to design good…

Irene Portabales González, Remi Moreau |

An estimated one billion people worldwide live with a disability. In many low-income countries, persons with disabilities are excluded from participating in socioeconomic opportunities due to…

Charlotte McClain-Nhlapo, Valentina Costa, Marco Tiberti |

As the world observed International Day of Persons with Disabilities on December 3rd, the mountain Kingdom of Lesotho is on the verge of celebrating a landmark achievement. Before the end of this…

Priyali Sur, Samaneh Hemat, Tebello Ralebitso, Moipone Ndlovu |

Across the globe, studies reveal staggering and terrifying facts on violence against women and girls. Evidence tells us that girls and young women with disabilities may face up to 10 times more…

Mari Koistinen, Charlotte McClain-Nhlapo, Diana J. Arango, Camilla Gandini |