Our son lost in-person social and emotional support from his teachers when the pandemic forced a shift towards remote learning. We worked to mitigate its effects—but not all families in the Philippines can afford to do the same for children with disabilities.
These Southeast Asians caught COVID-19 and survived, only to be misdiagnosed, misunderstood and fundamentally ignored by their countries’ medical communities. Hope for the region’s long-haulers lies in banding together.
For Cambodians living with disabilities, pandemic lockdowns disrupted access to prostheses, wheelchairs and related care, affecting their health, quality of life and livelihoods. As Cambodia reopens, some face the lingering effects of interrupted healthcare.
PJ Thum speaks to activists Emmy Charissa, Kokila Annamalai and Mila Rockey—sister of death row prisoner Syed Suhail—about Nagaenthran K Dharmalingam’s case, the courts’ failure to accommodate his disabilities and the death penalty in Singapore.
Singapore is set to execute Nagaenthran K Dharmalingam in two days. If we don’t succeed in halting his execution, he will be the latest person with a cognitive impairment to be killed in Singapore’s war on drugs.
Nearly a year ago, we embarked on the Citizens’ Agenda: our quest to find out what our Singaporean community thinks are the most important issues facing Singapore, and then to write and commission articles on those subjects. Now, with Singapore’s General Election looming, we complete our journey by telling you how the political parties responded to the issues.
678 members of New Naratif’s community responded to stage 2 of The Citizens’ Agenda, and this is how they responded based on their constituency.
678 members of New Naratif’s community responded to stage 2 of The Citizens’ Agenda, and they were very clear about the biggest issues facing Singapore and what they want politicians to talk about at the next election.
In Stage 1 of The Citizens’ Agenda, New Naratif asked Singaporeans readers what they think are the most important issues facing Singapore, and what they’d like political candidates to talk about in the next general election. Here’s what our readers said (and didn’t say).
Getting around Indonesian cities can already be a nightmare for the average pedestrian. But it’s far more challenging for people with disabilities, putting them at a disadvantage for a vast range of daily activities.