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Sightsavers’ petition asks UK parties to commit to inclusive global aid

May 2017

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Sightsavers’ Put Us in the Picture campaign has launched a petition calling on UK political parties to make disability-inclusive global aid a manifesto promise ahead of the 2017 general election.

The petition highlights the inequality faced by people with disabilities living in developing countries in accessing education, employment and health care, and emphasises the economic and social contribution the world is missing out on by continuing to stigmatise disability.

Sign the petition now – UK party leaders: Commit to including people with disabilities in global aid

“Our Put Us in the Picture campaign recognises that global aid will only be effective when it includes people with disabilities at its heart,” says Ross McMullan, Sightsavers’ Policy Campaign Officer. “We want every political party and each candidate to commit to putting disability-inclusive development at the heart of their international development policy. By signing the petition, you’re helping to ensure people with disabilities aren’t left out of the picture of global aid.”

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