CBM Build Back a Better World For All

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Flickering white text over a black background reads: The impact of Covid-19 on people with disabilities has been catastrophic.

TEXT: THE IMPACT OF COVID-19 ON PEOPLE WITH DISABILITIES HAS BEEN CATASTROPHIC.

In a montage, a series of people in various global settings stare silently toward the camera.

A woman with a prosthetic leg, who wears a bright red dress, stands in a workshop and talks to camera.

Prosthetic legs of different sizes are placed around the workshop.

ALMA:

When I first heard about the pandemic, particularly as a woman with a disability, I was afraid.

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In a montage of images: People wearing personal protective equipment gather around a water tank. A group of men hold yellow spray canisters. A man offers hand sanitiser to another man. Four people wearing face shields, masks and bright-coloured polo shirts sit on white plastic chairs. Various packaged items fill the room around them.

A woman who uses sign language talks to camera.

CAROLYN:

Here in the Philippines, we were in panic, and we didn’t know what to do.

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Timelapse footage shows a crowd of people on a busy footpath. A man talks to camera. Emblazoned on his shirt are the national emblem of Papua New Guinea, the Pacific Islands Forum logo, and the text, ‘Second Forum Disability Ministers Meeting’.

KAMAN:

Not being able to see things around and stuff like that created a lot of fear in me.

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A woman in front of a white wall talks to camera.

CLAUDIA:

I really felt the weight of anxiety and nervousness, knowing that it would affect me more than others.

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A woman who uses a wheelchair talks to camera.

MANOKA:

I was unemployed and didn’t have any government support.

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In a montage, two people walk across a rural property. Three people sit on a wooden bench. Groups of people gather outside rural homes and look to camera.

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A woman standing outside, wearing sunglasses, talks to the camera.

NELLY:

80% Of people with disabilities live in the rural areas and it’s really hard for them to access information.

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A man who uses sign language talks to camera.

SULAYMAN:

We were left out in most of the information sharing around the COVID-19 pandemic.

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Another woman outside, also wearing sunglasses, talks to camera.

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In a montage: Two women, each under an umbrella, sit on a footpath beside a row of parked minivans. A shop door is heavily chained and padlocked. Long, wooden poles and a sign which reads, ‘Private Property – Closed’, block a flight of outdoor stairs. A sign on a shop window reads: Vacant shop space. For lease.

ANNA:

Many people with disabilities earned income from tourists and have lost their jobs.

ALMAH:

People with disabilities couldn’t access rehabilitation services, such as prosthetics and mobility aids.

The woman in the red dress enters and walks through the workshop. She talks with a man as they inspect a prosthetic leg.

MANOKA:

Many of the vaccination centres are not accessible for people using wheelchairs.

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People walk down a flight of stairs, which leads to a walkway over a busy road.

CLAUDIA:

More than half of the people who have contracted and died from COVID-19 have been people with disabilities.

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Text over an orange background: To build back better, we must build back an accessible and inclusive world.

A man in a blue shirt talks to camera.

ROSS:

A better world for all, it would be meeting the diverse needs of persons with disability in all development efforts.

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A group of people, including two of the video’s interviewees, meet around a table.

ALMAH:

In the future, there should be priority given to the disability sector.

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Two images depict people in their homes, receiving packages that contain food and sanitary items.

SULAYMAN:

Leaving no one behind, that’s the goal.

NELLY:

We need to make sure that communication is inclusive and information reaches everybody.

A montage shows a poster with instructions on how to wash one’s hands, a radio, a sign in a medical centre run by the Vanuatu Government Health Department, and a person at a reception desk, passing over a form.

CLAUDIA:

Having people with disabilities at the centre of all response.

CAROLYN:

Access to public information through Filipino sign language for all of the deaf Filipino here.

MANOKA:

Vaccination centres and the transport to them need to be accessible.

A montage shows people approaching the parked minivans, as well as healthcare workers preparing and administering vaccinations.

ANNA:

Include the voices of people with disabilities in recovery efforts.

In overlay footage, the two current interviewees stand in a group with others who all smile as they look to camera.

NELLY:

Listen to us, we can help shape our world.

KAMAN:

Include me in the COVID-19 response.

ALMAH:

I have ideas to share.

ROSS:

The time is now.

CLAUDIA:

To create a disability inclusive world.

JEN:

Join our community of change-makers.

KAMAN:

Build back a better world for all.

MANOKA:

For all.

CLAUDIA:

For all.

ALMAH:

For all.

TEXT: THE TIME IS NOW TO MAKE OUR VOICES HEARD.

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Logo: CBM. Text: Share the video. Cbm.org.au. Produced by Room3.com.au for CBM. Copyright, 2021.

Credits: Thank you. Papua New Guinea: Almah, Ross, Kaman, Manoka. Vanuatu: Anna, Nelly, Joshua. Philippines: Jen, Carolyn. Australia: Claudia. Nigeria: Sulayman. 

Learn more about International Day of People with Disabilities.