It was two years ago, and I still remember the day I met Rosa Amanda Vargas.
2011 VOF Module 1
As the stage lights went out and the theatre became quiet, Angie's heart beat quickly and a shiver of excitement ran through her body.
raising a deaf daughter becoming a university student during 22 years; raising 47 million RMB to help the many families of disabled during five years as Family Committee chairman of the School for the
“Violence against women causes trauma. It takes away women’s ability to make progress in their lives. It destroys families, breaks up marriages and increases the spread of HIV/AIDS.”
She was sitting amongst a group of women, supervising the cooking of a big pot of ‘Jollof’ rice at a naming ceremony.
“As a secular woman, I met during the current uprising a number of precious women. They were educated, active and open-minded.
'The mainstream media don't find the stories of our suffering newsworthy, so our struggles remain hidden.
"One day at a time"
Beyioku-Alase’s story stands out as one of both significant heartache and remarkable resolution. Mother of a 27-year old deaf son, neither she nor her son was born deaf.
Saturday at 9 o'clock, she arrives. She is thin and not too tall. 26 years old, but still looks like a girl with her beautiful smile, rather than a grown up woman.