I am Safiya Al-Ali, a Global Fund for Women-supported activist in Palestine. After finishing my university education I was unable to find work for 9 years because of my disability. Then I became involved with Stars of Hope, an organization for women with disabilities run by women with disabilities. We suffer from double discrimination—for disability and for gender. People refuse to believe that we have capabilities and competencies. We work to put pressure on and influence decision-makers to change legislation and policies that are discriminatory against women with disabilities, and show society just how capable we are.
Learn more about Safiya Al-Ali’s organization Stars for Hope at https://www.facebook.com/starsofhopepalestine