This International Women’s Day, we armed ourselves with searchlights to look for inspiration – that was just our tunnel vision. We soon realised that this land is brimming with tales of resilience, where physical disability is no deterrence and the wheelchair is in fact the magical chariot.

Disabled, but not discouraged, these women from Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Cambodia, India, Myanmar and Pakistan are all about steely nerves and compassionate smiles. They prove yet again that there is no limit to their ability.

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