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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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Leading the way to inclusive eye health that leaves no one behind

We have been working hard to make sure our general eye health programmes are inclusive of people with disabilities.

A group of five elderly people on Bhopal. All are sitting on the floor smiling, while wearing spectacles.
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Counting the difference: what did we learn in Bhopal?

Emma Jolley travelled to Bhopal to revisit the disability disaggregation pilot happening there and take stock of what we have learned in the past year.

Hamza Kamuna, from Uganda, is blind and has been out of school for more than two years
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Time to make exclusion history: how inclusive development could bring global change

Yesterday was the International Day of Persons with Disabilities.

Children sitting in a classroom
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UK government updates its Disability Framework

The Department for International Development is publishing an update to coincide with International Day of Persons with Disabilities.

A lady named Miriam sits on the ground outside in Malawi, with the children of the Dawn Centre around her.
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Exciting times ahead: improving the world for people with disabilities

Today is International Day of Persons with Disabilities. Every year, around 3 December, I get excited to celebrate this day.

Lady named Emily smily at camera as she works on an embroidery machine.
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Sightsavers celebrates International Day of People with Disabilities

Today’s the day people around the world focus on promoting the dignity, rights and wellbeing of people with disabilities.

A woman smiling at the camera
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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.

Children stand outside their school in Bangladesh.
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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