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General election manifestos: Sightsavers’ view

The parties have published their manifestos. But what will they mean for eliminating avoidable blindness and making life fairer for people with disabilities?

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Sightsavers unveils 2015 manifesto

Our manifesto outlines where where we stand, and what we want to see from whoever’s leading the country after the UK election on 7 May.

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Help shopkeepers like Hazrat when you shop on eBay

Make Sightsavers your favourite charity on eBay and help visually impaired shopkeepers like Hazrat.


Your chance to hold party leaders to account on live television

The ITV leaders’ debate, featuring seven party leaders, is a great chance to ensure that development remains an important issue for all political parties.

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Your chance to ask the UN Secretary General a question

Until Sunday 27 March, you have the opportunity to put a question to the candidates for United Nations Secretary General 2016.

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UK bill ensures global aid spending will remain at 0.7%

The bill committing the UK to continue spending 0.7% of gross national income on global aid will be enshrined in law.

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How double discrimination punishes women with disabilities

Sunday 8 March marks International Women’s Day, but there’s not much to celebrate if you’re a woman living with a disability in a developing country.

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Children with disabilities most likely to be denied education

Children with disabilities, children in conflict areas and girls are the most likely to miss out on going to school, according to a new campaign.

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Sightsavers responds to 2015 election manifestos

Dominic Haslam, director of policy and programme strategy at Sightsavers, comments on the representation of international development in each manifesto.

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0.7% aid target is enshrined in law

Sightsavers has applauded the final vote on the International Development Bill, which will enshrine in law the UK government’s commitment to overseas aid.

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