The PhotoVoice research launch and related photo exhibition was organised at the Embassy of Switzerland in Nepal on 8th March 2022.
The Swiss Ambassador to Nepal H.E Elisabeth von Capeller, CBM Global Nepal Country Director Mr Suraj Sigdel, Independent Researcher Ms Sony KC, Nepal Disabled Woman Association (NDWA) Chief Secretary Ms Meena Paudel and Deaf Artist and Research Participant Ms Rashmi Amatya addressed the opening session.
About 40 people representing various development organisations, local disabled people’s organisation and the embassy staff participated in the event. Three women participants of the PhotoVoice workshop- Ms Rashmi Amatya, Ms Ganga Chantyal and Ms Sunita Nepali were also present in the event.
“I like the exhibition so much, I am happy. This is a proud matter for me and other women with disabilities like me. Because this exhibition speaks how we are being marginalised in the society”, Rashmi commented after visiting the exhibition.
“I am so happy to see the exhibition in this form. I hadn’t thought that the photos we clicked will reach to so many people. I am glad to that we got an opportunity to share our stories”, another participant Ganga commented.
“I am a person with low vision so cannot see all the panels properly. I came to know that the exhibition is online and is in accessible form. I will definitely check the exhibition and will share the link with my friends,” Sunita commented. She also requested to get photographed in-front of her exhibition panel.
The study was commissioned by the SDDC in collaboration with four partner organizations of persons with disabilities (OPDs) in Nepal.