December 2015

Bhanvari, who is blind, weaves in her home in the Bikaner district of India.
Sightsavers Reports

Empowerment and inclusion: strategic framework 2015

The document provides Sightsavers' 2015 strategic framework on social inclusion and identifies main areas of future work.


Sightsavers CEO featured in New Year 2016 Honours List

Dr Caroline Harper has been appointed a Commander of the Order of the British Empire in recognition of her services to visually impaired people abroad.

A man stands beside a corrugated iron dwelling.
Sightsavers blog

A welcome step towards disability-inclusive disaster risk management

Bangladesh is one of the world's most hazard-affected countries, but there is a lack of disability-inclusive practice in all stages of disaster management.

Sightsavers blog

Leading the way to inclusive eye health that leaves no one behind

We have been working hard to make sure our general eye health programmes are inclusive of people with disabilities.

Rose Paolo having her eyes tested

Sightsavers on Channel 4 hits 8.5 million views

More than 8.5 mil people watched the story of Rose Paolo as she undergoes cataract surgery and sees clearly for the first time after years of blindness.

A group of five elderly people on Bhopal. All are sitting on the floor smiling, while wearing spectacles.
Sightsavers blog

Counting the difference: what did we learn in Bhopal?

Emma Jolley travelled to Bhopal to revisit the disability disaggregation pilot happening there and take stock of what we have learned in the past year.

Hamza Kamuna, from Uganda, is blind and has been out of school for more than two years
Sightsavers blog

Time to make exclusion history: how inclusive development could bring global change

Yesterday was the International Day of Persons with Disabilities.

Ade, Rose, and friends pose for photo together.

BBC 5 Live features Sightsavers’ Unreported World episode

Sightsavers’ work in Malawi, as featured on Channel 4’s Unreported World: The Fight for Sight, has been featured on BBC Radio 5 Live’s Hit List.

Children sitting in a classroom

UK government updates its Disability Framework

The Department for International Development is publishing an update to coincide with International Day of Persons with Disabilities.

A lady named Miriam sits on the ground outside in Malawi, with the children of the Dawn Centre around her.
Sightsavers blog

Exciting times ahead: improving the world for people with disabilities

Today is International Day of Persons with Disabilities. Every year, around 3 December, I get excited to celebrate this day.

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