Disability rights

Disability advocate Anuradha Pareek

Sightsavers campaigner Anuradha speaks at development conference

At the conference in Bangkok, Anuradha will speak about the challenges faced by people with disabilities living in India.

A girl holds a sign saying 'Sustainable Development Goals'.
Sightsavers blog

Participatory research and the SDGs: what is Sightsavers doing?

How community-based participatory research in our programmes is working towards implementing the 2030 Agenda.

A woman smiling outside her home

Help Sightsavers celebrate International Women’s Day

On International Women’s Day, Sightsavers is calling on its supporters to #BeBoldForChange for people with blindness and disability.

Jaharana prepares a meal.
Sightsavers Reports

Jahanara’s story

Jahanara was born blind, and for 27 years she rarely left the house. But Sightsavers helped her find her voice, and she now campaigns for disability rights.

Collecting the award

Sightsavers wins innovation award

A Sightsavers project that supports young people with disabilities in Uganda to find jobs has won an award for its impact, innovation and scalability.

Najiiba and Julius

Romance blooms in Sightsavers’ Uganda programme

Finding true love isn’t easy. For Najiiba and Julius, it seemed almost impossible because of the stigma they faced due to their disabilities.

A man with visual impairment talking on a mobile phone.
Sightsavers blog

Development through economic empowerment: further commitment by DFID to people with disabilities

Sightsavers believes that people with disabilities can lift their families out of poverty if they are given the opportunities to be financially independent.

A woman collects data using a mobile phone.
Sightsavers blog

In Cape Town, everybody counts

This week was the first ever UN World Data Forum in Cape Town. During three full days, experts explored how to measure progress towards the SDGs.

Delphine Skowron shakes the hand of a woman outside a school in Senegal

EU officials praise Sightsavers’ inclusive education school in Senegal

Representatives from the EU, the UK and Netherlands embassies in Senegal visited a school to learn how Sightsavers is working towards inclusive education.

Men reading

Sightsavers set to promote crucial role of data at world-first forum

Properly understood, reliable data is central to delivering equitable development.

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