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Disability rights

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.
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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.

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.

A woman, smiling, hugs her daughter and best friend.
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Voices of the marginalised: January 2016 update

A community-based participatory project, aiming equitably to involve community members, organisational representatives and external researchers.

Bhanvari, who is blind, weaves in her home in the Bikaner district of India.
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Empowerment and inclusion: strategic framework 2015

The document provides Sightsavers' 2015 strategic framework on social inclusion and identifies main areas of future work.

A man stands beside a corrugated iron dwelling.
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A welcome step towards disability-inclusive disaster risk management

Bangladesh is one of the world's most hazard-affected countries, but there is a lack of disability-inclusive practice in all stages of disaster management.

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