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A young woman sitting in her wheelchair on a dirt road.
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Women with disabilities: a call for better representation

Women and girls with disabilities belong to two vulnerable groups, so they potentially face double discrimination.

Ensuring women are equally represented in Disabled People's Organisations
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On gender and disability

To mark the 60th Commission on the Status of Women at the United Nations, Sightsavers presents a series of blogs on gender and disability.

Samuel with Foray Alpha, his rehabilition officer.
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Participatory research can help leave no one behind

Participatory research can help leave no one behind. Polly Meeks and Dr Marion Steff discuss how implementation of the SDGs must include the excluded.

An eye health worker looks at his mobile phone.
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A brave new world of data

The Global Trachoma Mapping Project showed that public health can benefit from technology and standardisation to cut costs and respond to local needs.

William Mwambu.
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“They don’t know we are there”: a lack of data on people with disabilities

William Mwambu, Chair of the Council for Disability in Masindi, Uganda, explains the difficulties of having insufficient data on people with disabilities.

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The 2016 crystal ball

We asked some of our policy and advocacy team for their hopes and predictions for 2016.

A man stands beside a corrugated iron dwelling.
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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.

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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.

A group of five elderly people on Bhopal. All are sitting on the floor smiling, while wearing spectacles.
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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
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Time to make exclusion history: how inclusive development could bring global change

Yesterday was the International Day of Persons with Disabilities.

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