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Framing Perceptions

In September 2015, world leaders agreed ambitious global goals for the next 15 years that will affect us all. For far too long people with disabilities living in developing countries have been excluded when it comes to the fight against global poverty, but inclusion in these new goals will mean they’re able to not only access services and claim rights the rest of us take for granted, but also contribute to their communities and their national economies, and that’ll have positive knock-on effects for the whole world.

The stories in Framing Perceptions, Sightsavers’ exhibition featuring portraits by Guardian photographer Graeme Robertson, show the incredible impact empowerment and inclusion can have, as well as the devastating effects of continued exclusion.

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Framing Perceptions by Sightsavers on Exposure



people around the world are blind


of this can be cured or prevented


A portrait of Archana holding up her award.

We’ve won an award for our work on disability data disaggregation in India!

27 June 2016

A Sightsavers presentation on data disaggregated by disability has won first prize at a Vision 2020 conference held in India on 4th & 5th June. Continue reading

A young girl washes her hands in an outdoor sink.

Unilever Lifebuoy and Sightsavers partner to improve hygiene and combat blinding trachoma in Ethiopia

24 June 2016

PRESS RELEASE: An innovative public private partnership that encourages the adoption of better hygiene habits in Ethiopia to address preventable infectious diseases such as trachoma, diarrhoea, and pneumonia. Continue reading


Swedish Postcode Foundation helping tackle trachoma in Zambia

21 June 2016

A Sightsavers’ project in Zambia has been awarded a grant of SEK 3 million from the Swedish Postcode Foundation, to help tackle the blinding neglected tropical disease trachoma in 2016 and 2017. Continue reading

Senegalese children smiling and waving at the

We’re supporting governments to make sure no child is left behind

16 June 2016

Sightsavers has teamed up with The World Bank and Imperial College London’s Partnership for Child Development (PCD) to support governments in Africa and Asia to strengthen their national school health and nutrition programmes. Continue reading


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