A group of women in India are taking part in an innovative project aimed at empowering young women with disabilities by teaching them judo.
For children such as Riya, something as simple as a pair of glasses can mean the difference between a bright future and being trapped in a cycle of poverty.
In remote regions of Uganda, radio broadcasts are being used to spread information about diseases such as river blindness, and how they can be treated.
Imagine having to walk eight hours to get to work. That’s the challenge facing Sister Habiba Shemsu, an eye care worker in south-west Ethiopia.
Mouhamed, who is visually impaired, used to sit at home all day. But thanks to an inclusive education programme, he is now able to go to school.
This thriving business, in Bangladesh’s Narsingdi district, is challenging perceptions about disability: its three female owners are all visually impaired.
Monica is smashing stereotypes about women and people with disabilities: through a social inclusion project in Uganda she is training to become a plumber.
A young mother with trachoma in Ethiopia experienced pain every time she blinked. A quick operation has saved her sight and relieved the constant pain.
We met Hilda, who has a physical disability, as she was about to start a catering course. She hopes to gain valuable skills so she can support her son.
When Hibret was diagnosed with trachoma, she was devastated to learn she had passed it to her children. But Sightsavers helped her family to be treated.
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