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A group of peer researchers and speakers gather at the launch of the report on Voices of the Marginalised in Tanzania.
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Tanzania ‘Voices of the Marginalised’ launch: not long to go

Speakers will talk about the importance of improving quality of life and access to services for older people, and those with disabilities.

Hauwa'u Makada sits on the floor waiting for trichasis surgery with her brothers. Her wheelchair is nearby.
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NTDs and inclusion: the importance of community participation

Sightsavers is committed to ensuring all our health programmes, including those to treat neglected tropical diseases, reach the most marginalised people.

Two Lord Mayors and two Sightsavers volunteers standing together in front of a Sightsavers stall.
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A day campaigning at Big John’s Mela

On Sunday 31 July, two of our campaign volunteers, Alicia O’Brien and Prithpal Singh Rathore, hosted a stand at Big John’s Birmingham Mela.

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The SDGs one year on – how are we doing?

Andrew Griffiths reports on the progress being made so far in meeting the 17 Sustainable Development Goals set for the years 2015-2030.

A close up of a woman stands and talks in the middle of a group of people.
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UK aid: The right support is vital in the fight against global poverty

The future of the UK government’s commitment to development aid rests in the hands of the Department for International Development.

Samuel chats on his mobile phone.
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Our agenda to ensure disability stays on the Agenda

Three of our team were in New York for the first meeting of the High-level Political Forum after the adoption of the 2030 Agenda on Sustainable Development.

Aminata Gueye is wearing a dark top, sitting at a desk, talking.
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Bridging eye health and inclusion

Sightsavers is known for its work on NTD elimination and eye health. Not so many people, perhaps, know we also work on social inclusion and disability rights.

Landscape showing a town built on an area of coastline, with mountains on a peninsula in the background.
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Pamoja project research: working towards access to education for all

Sightsavers’ Pamoja education project in Kenya has started! The project has been set up to achieve access to basic education for children with disabilities.

Anwar and his mother
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Sightsavers staff head to Tanzania to climb Kilimanjaro

After eleven weeks of hectic preparation, fundraising and training, we are finally off to Tanzania for what is sure to be an unforgettable adventure.

An image of hundreds of people sat in a room at the UN.
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What’s the Conference of States Parties all about?

Countries who ratified the United Nations Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities and are committed to implementing it attend the Conference.

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