Swiss Disability And Development Consortium


Swiss Disability and
Development Consortium

Sunita N.

Being fully blind, Sunita N. faces many challenges in her day-to-day life. The roads and buildings are not accessible. Likewise, there is no facility for voice messages in zebra crossings or public bus stops, which have made her life very difficult. She wants the government to act on inclusion.

Portrait of Sunita N. She looks young and has long black hair tied back into a ponytail. She is wearing round sunglasses with purple-colored glasses and a silver frame. She is wearing a black leather jacket.
A white cane lying on the floor.

“This is basically my eyes. Without it I don't go anywhere, and I can't do anything. The cane is every blind person’s eyes. Personally, I can't see everything, so when I'm walking or going somewhere the cane does half the work for me. […] Without my cane I wouldn't be able to do so many things.”

“There is an extreme rise in sexual violence towards people, especially women with disabilities. So, if we learn to defend ourselves, we have some way to help ourselves. And because of my disability, this is much more necessary. We only know what has happened to us after we have been attacked.”

Several women practicing self-defense in a big hall.
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