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A group of visually impaired girls wearing Sightsavers tracksuits, laughing.
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The women giving prejudice and intimidation a kicking

A group of women in India are taking part in an innovative project aimed at empowering young women with disabilities by teaching them judo.

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Riya’s story

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.

District onchocerciasis co-ordinator William Mugayo and Ugandan Secretary of Health Titus Ariyo discuss the mass drug administration project during a radio broadcast with DJ Robert Musasizi.
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How radio is saving lives in Uganda

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.

Sister Habiba Shemsu.
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Sister Habiba’s story

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.

A young boy reading braille in a classroom.
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Mouhamed’s story

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.

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Satata Enterprises

This thriving business, in Bangladesh’s Narsingdi district, is challenging perceptions about disability: its three female owners are all visually impaired.

Monica Friday photographed in her classroom on the first day of her plumbing course at the Nile Vocational Training Institute in Hoima, Uganda. She is dressed in blue overalls and holding a wrench.
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Monica’s story

Monica is smashing stereotypes about women and people with disabilities: through a social inclusion project in Uganda she is training to become a plumber.

Abrehet with her baby.
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Abrehet’s story

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.

Hilda working in the kitchen
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Hilda’s story

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.

A close up image of Hibret's face. She is looking to one side.
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Hibret’s story

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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