Disability rights

Gertrude Fefoame

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.
Sightsavers blog

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.

A boy with visual impairments sits in a classroom reading braille.

Sightsavers joins call to invest in disability-inclusive education

Sightsavers has joined more than 40 leading NGOs to call for governments and donors to invest in education for children with disabilities.

Asian Media Awards dinner table

Sightsavers named as charity partner for Asian Media Awards

The annual event celebrates media professionals in the Asian and mainstream media who highlight issues affecting race relations and human rights.

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New guide paves the way for thousands more accessible books

A guide that explains how to solve the legal challenges of producing books in accessible formats has recently been published by the World Blind Union.

Ndey Secka with staff

Sightsavers congratulates visually impaired Gambia activist on appointment as MP

Sightsavers has welcomed the appointment of Ndey Yassin Secka Sallah as a Member of Parliament by the Gambia’s newly elected President, Adama Barrow.

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Civil society forums are key to leaving no one behind

We’ve described Friday 25 September 2015 as an incredible and world-changing day. This was the day the UN adopted the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).

A group of blind and visually impaired women from Madhya Pradesh and Chhattisgarh districts in India practise their judo.

Stylist magazine celebrates Sightsavers’ blind judo groups

The UK magazine has celebrated the ‘fighting spirit’ of visually impaired women who are learning self-defence through a Sightsavers programme in India.

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