President and Co-Founder, Ethiopian Lawyers with Disabilities Association
Yetnebersh Nigussie is an Ethiopian human rights lawyer who pushes for women’s and girls’ rights, inclusive education and a vibrant civil society. As a blind woman, she is a strong advocate for the rights enshrined in the UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities. Nigussie has changed perceptions of disabilities in Ethiopia and internationally. In September 2017, Yetnebersh was named a joint winner of the Right Livelihood Award, the "Alternative Nobel Prize".