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A young woman sitting in her wheelchair on a dirt road.
Sightsavers blog

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
Sightsavers blog

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.
Sightsavers Reports

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.

Harriet holding up a piece of string and smiling.
Sightsavers Reports

Harriet’s story

Harriet has low vision and struggled to convince her parents that vocational training was worthwhile. But now she's earning a living and supporting herself.

Edith with Atugonza, one of the graduates of the Connecting the Dots programme.
Sightsavers Reports

Atugonza’s story

A Sightsavers training scheme for people with disabilities helped Atugonza to find his voice, and he now volunteers to help others achieve their potential.

Sylvia smiling and talking on a mobile phone outside.
Sightsavers Reports

Sylvia’s story

When Sylvia was 20, she lost her sight and access to her children. But vocational training enabled her to start working, make friends and support herself.

Stevie Wonder
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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.

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