Fabian Del Valle from Bogota, Colombia
Children who are born with clubfoot, one of the most common birth defects worldwide, face discrimination and often miss out on education, because they're unable to walk to school. The condition can be treated, but that's often not possible for children in rural Africa. In Tanzania an increasing number of kids now get the live-changing treatment.
The Ethiopian lawyer spoke with DW about the importance of education and supporting the disability community in Africa and around the world. The award honors those who have found practical solutions to global problems.
People with disabilities run the risk of being excluded from jobs - discrimination still happens in many European countries. Cedric Hocepied, who's deaf, knows that all too well. Maria Christoph reports from Brussels.
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