AtikaName: Atika El Mamri
Country: Algeria

Atika El Mamri is the Chairperson of Fédération Algérienne des Personnes Handicapées (FAPH), Algeria (DPI-Algeria).


Margherita CoppolinoName: Margherita Coppolino
Country: Australia

Margherita is the current Chair of the Australia Federation of Disability Organization. She also runs her own disability and inclusion business and is very well networked within disability, Government, Business and Social Justice sectors, playing a leadership role on a number of Boards and Committees.


Image not availableName: Vusala Isayeva
Country: Azerbaijan

With an academic background in Economical Cybernetics and Marketing, Vusala Isayeva has work experience with UNDP and The Central Bank of Azerbaijan Republic. She is currently working at the Yapi Kredi Bank Azrebaijan


Salma MahbubName: Salma Mahbub
Country: Bangladesh

Salma Mahbub is the General Secretary at Bangladeshi Systems Change Advocacy Network (B-SCAN).She works actively towards raising awareness for accessibility, inclusive education and facilitating transport facilities for wheelchair users in Bangladesh.


Evelyne HIEN WINKOUNName: Evelyne HIEN WINKOUN
Country: Burkina Faso

A woman with hearing disability, Evelyne is the President of the National Association of Hearing Impaired of Burkina Faso. She is also President of Board of Directors of the Burkinabé Federation of Persons with Disabilities.


Anne Marie NDUWIMANAName: Anne Marie NDUWIMANA
Country: Burundi

Anne Marie is the President of “The Vaillantes”, an organization of Women with Disabilities. She works extensively to raise awareness among Women with disabilities to come out of hiding and participate in the society. Her vision is to see Women with disabilities enjoying the same rights like other women.


Rosa Maria Silva BarrosName: Rosa Maria Silva Barros
Country: Cape Verde

President of the Committee of Women with Disabilities of my Association


Mrs Jankey BarrowName: Mrs Jankey Barrow
Country: Gambia

Jankey Barrow is a board member of the Gambia Federation of the Disabled (GFD)along with being a representative of the Gambia Organization of Visually Impaired (GOVI). She is also a member of the disabled women focus group which is a cross-disability group that engages in income generating activities.


RazakaName: Razaka Manantenasoa Ralphine
Country: Madagascar

Ralphine Razaka, is the Chairperson of the Collectifdes Organisations des Personnes Handicapées (COPH) which has 140 association members spread all over Madagascar.


Neera AdhikariName: Neera Adhikari
Country: Nepal

Neera Adhikari is the Chairperson at Woman Association of the Blind, Nepal and Chairperson of the Women Department, National Federation of the Disabled Nepal (NFDN).


Rabi YusufName: Rabi Yusuf
Country: Nigeria

With a background in Health and Pharmacy, Rabi Yusuf plays multiple roles as the Founder and Chairperson of Foundation for Children with Disabilities and the National social welfare secretary of JONAPWD (DPI-Nigeria). She is also the Second Vice-Chair of the Physically Challenged Association of Nigeria


JihanName: Jihan Naji Shamasneh
Country: Palestine

A woman with disability from Palestine, Jihan Naji Shamasneh is one of the Board members of the organization ‘Disabled Without Borders Organization' based in RamAllah.


MartaName: Marta Iozefina Bencze
Country: Romania

An experienced activist, with over 15 years experience in promoting and defending human rights for people with disabilities, Marta Iozefina Bencze has participated in numerous trainings and also has a legal background.


Anna KhriastunovaName: Anna Khriastunova
Country: Russia

Anna works as an analyst at the All-Russian Public Organization of Small and Medium Enterprises "OPORA Rossii". She works for the protection of the rights of persons with disabilities, examination and analysis of regulations related to people with disabilities; environmental accessibility; employment issues, involvement of people with disabilities in entrepreneurship.


Image not availableName: Emma Turay
Country: Sierra Leone

Emma works as a Gender Officer with Disability Awareness Action Group, Sierra Leone.


Violeta BilekName: Violeta Bilek
Country: Slovenia

Violeta is part of the “Independent Living for Disabled Persons”. She is also an active participant of “Freedom Drives” in Slovenia & Europe. She has also founded a Cerebral Palsy Association in Bosnia and Herzegovina and is currently working with YHD, Slovenia.


PoppyName: Poppy Mocumi
Country: South africa

Ms. Poppy Mocumi is currently the National Chairperson of Disabled Women South Africa and is also one of the Deputy Chairpersons of Disabled People South Africa (DPI-South Africa). She is also a Member of the National Parliament since April 2009.


Rasanjali PriyadarshaniName: Rasanjali Priyadarshani
Country: Sri Lanka

Rasanjali is a Project Implementation Officer with DOJF (Sri Lanka), working on a nationwide project to enhance the Human Rights of persons with Rheumatic Disease in Sri Lanka. She has played various prominent roles in the disability sector of Sri Lanka. She also has been part of many National & International conferences on Disability.