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Jenneh smiles in the classroom during a lesson at school, while Nabirye looks sad as she stands outside her home.
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UK government poised to decide on global aid goals

The government will decide whether to follow the recommendations from cross-party MPs to make people with disabilities a priority for global aid.

Nick Clegg standing between two teenage girls.
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Clegg: children with disabilities need access to education

Deputy Prime Minister Nick Clegg has stated that it is vital for children with disabilities to access education.

A woman sits in a conference room.
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World Health Assembly commits to disability action plan

The World Health Assembly has committed to an action plan that aims to secure better health for people with disabilities.

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Tackling the challenges of data disaggregation

In March, my colleague Pauline wrote about the need for more and better quality data on disability in order to ensure development goals are fully inclusive.

Justine Greening, Secretary of State for International Development.
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UK government poised to decide on global aid

On 10 June, the UK government will make a decision on whether they’re going to make people with disabilities a priority for global aid.

A group of women in Malawi sing, dance and clap.
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Sightsavers’ social media ‘Thunderclap’ aims to make a big noise about equality

On 10 June, the UK government will decide whether to make people with disabilities a priority for global aid. Will you help by joining our Thunderclap?

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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