Disability rights

A close-up of a man working on a construction site, laying cement onto bricks to build a wall.
Sightsavers blog

Inclusion inspiration – from the construction industry?

Tracy Vaughan-Gough attended a construction-industry conference on diversity that showcased the achievements of companies that have embraced inclusion.

A woman has her eyes examined at the screening camp in Bhopal, set up for survivors of the gas disaster.
Sightsavers from the field

Eye screening for survivors of the Bhopal gas tragedy

Sightsavers organised screening camps for those affected by the Bhopal disaster in 1984, when a gas leak killed 3,800 people.

A road and a village

Sightsavers to co-host event at High-Level Political Forum

The event, on 10-19 July, will take place alongside the High-Level Political Forum on Sustainable Development at the UN headquarters.

The 10th Conference of States Parties to the UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities

UK government wants to see ‘step change’ in disability inclusion

The call came during a statement made at the 10th Conference of States Parties to the UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities, in New York last week.

Gertrude Oforiwa Fefoame

Sightsavers advocacy advisor asks governments to live up to commitments on disability inclusion

Gertrude Oforiwa Fefoame has called on governments to honour the commitments they have made on the rights of people with disabilities.

Sightsavers’ Gertrude Oforiwa Fefoame.
Sightsavers blog

“Some governments are still leaving the majority of us behind”

Advocacy Advisor Gertrude Oforiwa Fefoame speaks at the 10th Conference of States Parties to the UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities.

A close-up showing the street signs on Downing Street and Whitehall.

Campaigners aim to keep disability inclusion in the spotlight

Supporters of Sightsavers’ Put Us in the Picture campaign will work to ensure disability-inclusive development remains on the political radar.

Flash sits at his desk in a wheelchair in school, surrounded by his classmates as they listen to their teacher.
Sightsavers Reports

Flash’s story

Flash Odiwuor, a 13-year-old from Kenya, contracted polio and lost the use of his legs. But a Sightsavers programme enabled him to return to school.

A large group of people sit underneath a big tree.

Sightsavers to host side event at UN Conference of States Parties

The conference will be held at the United Nations headquarters in New York on 13-15 June.

Someone looking at a magnified computer screen

Unplug your mouse to mark Global Accessibility Awareness Day

Computer users around the world are being encouraged to go mouse-less for an hour on 18 May to mark Global Accessibility Awareness Day.

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