A lot of blind women are mushrooming on the street in my country every day especially in the capital city.most of these women sleep within the streets and others live in wretched shanty compounds. These women are also are believed to be impregnated on the streets by unknown men while others are married to fellow blind men. In order to make a living and feed their fatherless children, they line up on the streets with their little children and beg for money every day just to have a meal that day. A lot has been said about gender and women (able bodied), a lot of NGOs looking at women and HIV, Women and human rights have been formed!BUT is there any thing been done for a poor blind woman who is always surrounded by darkness and has never seen the face of her own child or the rising and setting of the sun in her entire life ?
My hope is that as we advocate for women empowerment, rights and gender equality, we shall also bear in mind the plight of a BLIND and disabled woman!