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Sightsavers calls on world leaders to prioritise people with disabilities

To mark International Day of Persons with Disabilities, Sightsavers is calling on the international community to make people with disabilities a priority in efforts to eradicate poverty.

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Sightsavers Reports

Disability, disasters and empowerment

A Sightsavers report identifying the causes of vulnerability to disasters for people with disabilities in Satkhira, Bangladesh.

Isaac works on the knitting machine alongside his tutor.
Sightsavers Reports

Isaac’s story

Isaac lost his sight seven years ago, forcing him to drop out of school. He’d lost hope until Sightsavers offered to give him vocational training.

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Sightsavers Reports

Strengthening Sightsavers’ reach and impact in West Africa: end-of-term evaluation

The achievements from the first four years of the “Strengthening Sightsavers reach and impact in West Africa” 2012-2015 programme supported by Irish Aid.

People in Bhopal, India attend a busy eye screening meeting.
Sightsavers Reports

Everybody counts: policy brief

A Sightsavers project identifying a number of barriers that can prevent people from engaging with providing and collecting data on disability.

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Indicators of progress: measuring efforts in tackling diseases of poverty

People in poverty today are disadvantaged in multiple ways, from a lack of access to health care and education to inadequate housing and poor sanitation.

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How can we leave no one behind in health?

The Sustainable Development Goals were agreed at the UN by 193 member states, and the new international agenda that we’ve been working towards is now set.

Manju, an Indian woman with a disability, sits and thinks.
Sightsavers Reports

Framing perceptions: an exhibition

A Sightsavers exhibition booklet by photographer Graeme Robertson focusing on stories of empowered lives and the impact of exclusion.

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Sightsavers responds to the ‘Leave No One Behind’ promise

In response to the UK government’s  ‘Leave No One Behind’ promise, Sightsavers’ Dom Haslam said “We are delighted by the UK Prime Minister’s announcement..."

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Imagination in the making: the inclusion of disability in the SDGs

Leaders from the disability and civil society sectors came together to celebrate the inclusion of disability in the Sustainable Development Goals.

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