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Disability rights

Edith with Joseph, one of the Connecting the Dots students.
Sightsavers Reports

Edith’s story

Over the past four years, Edith has helped 324 young people with disabilities to complete vocational training, giving them the chance to live independently.

Samuel chats on his mobile phone.
Sightsavers blog

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.
Sightsavers blog

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.

Taonere Banda
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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.

A sightless boy writes Braille during a lesson at the Union Malienne des Aveugles, Bamako, Mali.
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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.

An image of hundreds of people sat in a room at the UN.
Sightsavers blog

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.

A boy working
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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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