Children with disabilities are one of the most marginalised and excluded groups of children across the world: compared to children living without disabilities, children with disabilities are less likely to go to school, more likely to be victims of violence, more likely to have poorer health, and more likely to be discriminated against and isolated from their communities.
In this film, four children with disabilities from Sierra Leone tell us about their experiences of discrimination, highlight some steps which have helped them overcome discrimination in their lives, and inspire us with their ambitions for the future. The film highlights their ability as powerful advocates to the global community for the promotion of the rights of all children. The film provides an important, safe and creative vehicle to ensure that children’s voices are heard at international forums.
A 7.8 magnitude earthquake hit Nepal on 25 April killing many thousands of men, women and children. Plan International is responding to the disaster to help protect children, meeting their immediate and long-term needs
These films follow events during the West Africa Ebola outbreak since it was first confirmed by the World Health Organisation on 23 March 2014.
By the 1 year anniversary of the Ebola outbreak, the death toll has risen to over 10,000 people in Guinea, Sierra Leone and Liberia. But the impact of the emergency has gone far beyond health and has affected all levels of society and the economy in West Africa.
Plan International has been on the ground responding to the emergency since the first cases were confirmed. The Ebola outbreak peaked during the last quarter of 2014. With intensive efforts involving national governments, UN and international agencies and donor nations, the number of cases have begun to slow down across Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone. But it's not over yet and significant dangers remain.
The videos in this playlist appear in the order they were made over time (with the most recent first) and show the effects of the disaster on children, families, communities and the health workers fighting the disease.
• Ebola Warriors, Ebola Food Sellers and Ebola orphans were shot at the height of the outbreak in late September, early October. • The Youth Voices films feature the voices of young people from West Africa who blogged for Plan about the impact of Ebola on them, such as the closing of schools, early pregnancy among girls and the stigmatisation of orphans and Ebola sufferers. • The Care Centre Blog follows a 2015 visit to a Community Care Centre, one of the key interventions supporting the fight against Ebola.
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