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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.

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Sightsavers sponsors Malawian Paralympic hopeful

Taonere Banda is the only Malawian athlete to take part in this year’s Paralympic Games, thanks in part to Sightsavers supporters.

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Treaty will ensure accessible formats are more widely available

The Marrakesh Treaty reached a huge milestone today as Canada became the key 20th nation to accede, meaning it will be brought into force on 30 September.

Sightsavers' Archana Bhambal.
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Sightsavers wins award for disability data disaggregation work in India

Sightsavers India area director Archana Bhambal has been awarded first prize for a presentation focusing on data disaggregation in India.

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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.

Gertrude Oforiwa Fefoame.
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Election results announced for UN disability committee

The results of the election of nine new members to the United Nations Committee on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities have been announced.

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The UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities: what you need to know

Here are our top 10 things you should know about the UNCRPD and why it’s so important in fighting global poverty

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Sightsavers hosts side event at Conference of States Parties

Sightsavers is co-hosting an event at the 9th Conference of States Parties to the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities.

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Sightsavers advocacy advisor nominated for UN committee

Sightsavers’ Global Advocacy Advisor Gertrude Oforiwa Fefoame has been chosen as Ghana’s candidate for the United Nations Expert CRPD.

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Sightsavers’ question is put to candidates at the United Nations

We asked you to help get a question about disability on the agenda for discussions with the candidates for United Nations Secretary General – and it worked.

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