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The Déjà vu Hurricane

As a DeafBlind survivor of hurricanes, I know first hand the challenges of living through and recovering from a natural disaster. I grew up in Louisiana, where you are taught at a young age how to prepare for hurricanes – you place tape in an “X” shape over windows, put up plywood, and stack up the sandbags. You make sure you have non-perishables, water, batteries, and flashlights. But I was never taught how to prepare for a hurricane if you have a disability.

Why we need specific funding for the rights of women with disabilities

“We have to really challenge ourselves as donors and as actors in the field to set targets and prioritize work advancing the rights of women with disabilities.” – Catherine Hyde Townsend