Leading Ethiopian Disability Activist Yetnebersh Negussie Speaks Out


From losing her sight to gaining her voice

Yetnebersh Nigussie was five when she went blind. Her family initially struggled to come to terms with her disability. They took her to traditional healers and used holy water treatments. But through sheer determination and the help of family members she managed to go to school and excelled. Yetnerbersh is now one of the most influential global disability activists from Africa promoting gender and disability inclusion. She works as a senior advocacy office for the disability and development organisation Light for the World.

(Photo: Yetnebersh Nigussie. Credit: Light for the World)