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A family group standing together.
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Health heroes: the women working to eliminate NTDs

What do Evodia, Abena and Mariama all have in common? They’re three of the millions of women in the fight against infectious diseases of poverty.

A 45-year-old lady is standing on crutches. She is wearing bright red clothes and a boy is asleep on a bed behind her.
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Disrupting the patriarchy through disability rights

Women with disabilities often face double, or rather triple, discrimination: for being disabled, for being women and for being poor.

A picture of Rukkaya.
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Violence against women with disabilities

Colleagues at Sightsavers have been working on a series of blogs around gender equity, particularly focusing on women with disabilities in development.

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Rights during disasters: what about women with disabilities?

I’d like to draw attention to the rights of women during disasters.

Close-up photo of Gertrude Oforiwa Fefoame.
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Meet Getty: Ghana’s nominee for the CRPD Committee

Gertrude Fefoame, Sightsavers’ Global Advocacy Advisor, has been nominated to join the United Nations Committee on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities.

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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