Millions of people are deprived of their liberty around the world, because of their disabilities. These are some of their stories.
Partnering with Fine Acts
, we asked a group of artists to illustrate stories of persons with disabilities experiencing different forms of deprivation of liberty around the world. The result is this extraordinary series of illustrations. Although their names are not real, Amil, Aisha, Espe, Kibou, Nadia, Raza, Umit, Themba and Deene reflect stories of real women, children and men with disabilities, whose lives and freedom depend on governments around the world to enforce and protect their fundamental rights
Themba: the chains of ignorance
Themba lies on a dirty floor, his right foot shackled and chained to the wall. He is in a “prayer camp”, where persons with disabilities are chained or caged, until the leader decides that their spirits are healed. He says that he does this because the state is not providing any support services, but no disability can justify confinement or chaining a person