Although the eastern part of her country is engulfed in civil war, Francine Atosha Mbusa lives, works and takes empowering action in exactly that region of the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC). The government of the DRC was a strong supporter of the UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (CRPD).
However, local organizations like Congo Handicap are often the only protection for disabled people in the area. Violence rages around them as “Congo Handicap” gathers statistics, leads workshops, distributes supplies and supports individual rights.
Learn more as we interview Francine Atosha Mbusa, the coordinator of “Congo Handicap.” We’ll also be joined by Leroy T. Moore Jr, the founder of Krip Hop Nation to talk about his history with Congo Handicap and get an update on his international work.
Producer, host and editor: Adrienne Lauby
Interpreter: Joseph Mutti
Co-editor: Sheela Gunn Cushman