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Gertrude Oforiwa Fefoame
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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.
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“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.
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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.
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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.
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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.

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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.

Gertrude Fefoame
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Sightsavers’ advocacy work strides forward

Sightsavers has received recognition from the International Disability and Development Consortium (IDDC) for its advocacy work on disability inclusion.

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UN Secretary-General says disability-inclusive development must be “enhanced priority”

Antonio Guterres’ statement came in answer to a question raised at a United Nations Association UK by Harriet Ngendanabo, a Sightsavers campaigner based in Uganda.

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Sightsavers’ petition asks UK parties to commit to inclusive global aid

Sightsavers’ campaign has launched a petition calling on UK political parties to make disability-inclusive aid a promise ahead of the election.

Pakistan delegates with the MIUSA team.
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Exchanging ideas: exploring disability policy in the US and Pakistan

Over 10 days, we were given many opportunities to meet and exchange experiences with people in relation to disability policy, legislation and advocacy.

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