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Boys sit in a classroom.
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Mali government and USAID praise Sightsavers’ inclusive education programme

More than 250 children with visual impairments will go to primary school in Mali as the result of a Sightsavers pilot being run in six schools.

A group of visually impaired girls wearing Sightsavers tracksuits, laughing.
Sightsavers Reports

The women giving prejudice and intimidation a kicking

A group of women in India are taking part in an innovative project aimed at empowering young women with disabilities by teaching them judo.

In Sierra Leone a man reads a braille book.
Sightsavers Reports

Making the connections: strategic framework 2012-2018

Sightsavers plans to work with partners in developing countries to eliminate avoidable blindness and promote equality of opportunity for disabled people.

A Ugandan woman sewing clothes.
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Supplementary evidence review

The effects of interventions designed to improve the labour market situation for adults with physical/sensory disabilities in LMICs.

A mobile phone being used to collect data.
Sightsavers Reports

Research strategy 2014 - 2019

A strategy for strengthening the role of research evidence and advocacy as well as the role of Sightsavers in the global research agenda.

Dom Haslam talking with a microphone, next to a lady and a man.
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Event shows how inclusive data can ensure no one is left behind

The Global Partnership for Sustainable Development Data has highlighted the importance of using data to shine a light on groups that are often excluded.

A girl standing outside a school
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Children with disabilities in Sierra Leone given the chance to go to school

The Education for All project will focus on girls with disabilities, who are often excluded because of prejudice or a lack of funding.

Data collectors take information in Bhopal, India.
Sightsavers Reports

Everybody counts: policy brief

A look at how Sightsavers builds the evidence base on how to disaggregate routine data by disability to ensure all health services are accessible.

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Satata Enterprises

This thriving business, in Bangladesh’s Narsingdi district, is challenging perceptions about disability: its three female owners are all visually impaired.

Monica Friday photographed in her classroom on the first day of her plumbing course at the Nile Vocational Training Institute in Hoima, Uganda. She is dressed in blue overalls and holding a wrench.
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Monica’s story

Monica is smashing stereotypes about women and people with disabilities: through a social inclusion project in Uganda she is training to become a plumber.

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