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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.

Sylvia sat down, knitting on a machine.
Sightsavers Reports

iReflect Economic Empowerment and Financial Inclusion

Findings of a synthesis report to collect knowledge, experience and learning from Sightsavers’ projects with an economic empowerment component.

Rajab is sitting, holding his camera.
Sightsavers Reports

Rajab’s story

After completing vocational training with our Connecting the Dots programme, Rajab advocates for the rights of people with disabilities in his district.

Rita sitting at a desk with a braille typewriter, smiling.
Sightsavers Reports

Rita’s story

Rita, a graduate of the Connecting the Dots training programme, teaches blind and visually impaired students in Uganda.

Joseph demonstrating sign language.
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Joseph’s story

Joseph is the only staff member at his school in Uganda who knows sign language, so he sits with children who have hearing impairments and signs for them.

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Stevie Wonder calls for greater accessibility for people with disabilities

Stevie Wonder used his presenting spot at the Grammy awards, held in LA on 15 February, to call for greater accessibility for people with disabilities.

Two young girls named Fatou and Bineta smiling with their arms over each other's shoulders.
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Sightsavers takes part in global disability and health symposium

The two-day Disability in the SDGs symposium discusses new research findings and debates academic and policy issues related to global disability and health.

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.

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