Disability rights

An image of hundreds of people sat in a room at the UN.
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What’s the Conference of States Parties all about?

Countries who ratified the United Nations Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities and are committed to implementing it attend the Conference.

Gertrude Oforiwa Fefoame.

Election results announced for UN disability committee

The results of the election of nine new members to the United Nations Committee on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities have been announced.

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The UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities: what you need to know

Here are our top 10 things you should know about the UNCRPD and why it’s so important in fighting global poverty

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Sightsavers hosts side event at Conference of States Parties

Sightsavers is co-hosting an event at the 9th Conference of States Parties to the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities.

Global Advocacy Advisor Gertrude Oforiwa Fefoame

Sightsavers advocacy advisor nominated for UN committee

Sightsavers’ Global Advocacy Advisor Gertrude Oforiwa Fefoame has been chosen as Ghana’s candidate for the United Nations Expert CRPD.

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Sightsavers’ question is put to candidates at the United Nations

We asked you to help get a question about disability on the agenda for discussions with the candidates for United Nations Secretary General – and it worked.

Children attend school in Bangladesh.
Sightsavers Reports

Educating for inclusion in Bangladesh

This inclusive project in Bangladesh successfully promoted social and employment inclusion for people with disabilities, and developed new guidelines.

A 45-year-old lady is standing on crutches. She is wearing bright red clothes and a boy is asleep on a bed behind her.
Sightsavers blog

Disrupting the patriarchy through disability rights

Women with disabilities often face double, or rather triple, discrimination: for being disabled, for being women and for being poor.

A picture of Rukkaya.
Sightsavers blog

Violence against women with disabilities

Colleagues at Sightsavers have been working on a series of blogs around gender equity, particularly focusing on women with disabilities in development.

Hazrat with his family.
Sightsavers Reports

‘Inclusive’: Barrier-Free Inclusive Society for Persons with Disabilities: end-of-term evaluation

The objective of the project was to ensure people with disabilities can participate equally in socio-economic activities and community life. 

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