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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.

A group of children smiling, sitting with an adult outside a building.
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Inclusive early education in Malawi

I travelled to Malawi to visit some of Sightsavers’ programmes. Travelling with me were two British Labour MPs – Ivan Lewis and Dame Tessa

In Malawi, a group of students receive Early Childhood development education.
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Disability in the post-2015 framework

A paper arguing that the absence of specific reference to disability in the MDGs has resulted in the increased marginalisation of persons with disabilities.

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