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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


Two women wearing election t-shirts. One is using crutches.

SDGs anniversary: early signs are good

25 September 2016

A year ago today, world leaders officially agreed the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). The past 12 months have seen the first plans towards implementation of the goals getting started. Continue reading

Reports of new cases of river blindness in Kaduna State are untrue

22 September 2016

Reports of new cases of River Blindness in Kaduna State are untrue, says Sightsavers after medical experts conduct survey Continue reading

School children in Ngaski LGA of Kebbi state showing urine sample with haematuria (blood in urine) which is a symptom of urinary schistosomiasis.

NTD and de-worming project in Nigeria awarded $50,000 funding

20 September 2016

A Sightsavers’ project in Nigeria has been awarded a grant of $50,000 from the Global Network for Neglected Tropical Diseases (NTDs) END7 campaign, to help tackle NTDs. Continue reading

Close up of a young woman on a beach.

Paralympian Taonere’s on the BBC!

16 September 2016

Malawi's first Paralympian Taonere Banda has featured in a video news story on the BBC website. Continue reading


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