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Samuel chats on his mobile phone.
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Samuel’s story

Samuel Brassay is a sharp, intelligent 37-year-old who wants to be a lawyer. But he is blind, meaning the odds are stacked against him.

Young boy sitting on bed holding onto crutches smiling happily.
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Celebrities support Sightsavers’ Put Us in the Picture campaign

We’re excited with how our Put Us in the Picture campaign’s been going so far, with many celebrities also pledging their support.

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Sightsavers launches Change.org petition

Sightsavers has launched a petition to gain support for our Put Us in the Picture campaign.

A group of smiling children in Malawi.
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Report calls for disability to be prioritised in fight against global poverty

A landmark report that supports Sightsavers’ Put Us in the Picture campaign has been published by the International Development Select Committee.

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The international development data revolution

People with disabilities are not benefitting from the Millennium Development Goals and are currently excluded from international development plans.

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Sightsavers’ Uganda trip features in Guardian photo story

Photographer Graeme Robertson took the portraits of students at Bishop Willis school in Iganda, Uganda.

A woman with visual impairment stands beside a river as a group of men carry out their work gathering rubbish from the river.
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A once-in-a-lifetime opportunity for disability inclusion

Earlier this week we witnessed the final evidence session of the International Development Select Committee’s inquiry into disability and development.

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Put disability in the picture

Across the world, people with disabilities are being excluded from development work. At least, we think they are – but no one bothers to count them.

A man stands alone in Bangladesh.
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Voices of the marginalised: briefing

A pilot project bringing the perspectives of those who live in poverty or who are highly marginalised into post-2015 policymaking.

Govardhan, who suffers from sight loss, grows brinjal in India.
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Equality in the post-2015 development agenda: promoting inclusion for people with disabilities

A Sightsavers development agenda to ensure the full and equal participation of people with disabilities in the post 2015 framework.

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