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Put Us in the Picture campaign: the story so far

Edith stands outside with a group of students from the Connecting the Dots programme.

December 2013

Put Us in the Picture launches, aiming to make sure people with disabilities aren’t left behind in the worldwide fight against poverty.

Dr Caroline Harper, Lynne Featherstone and Ben Quilter

September 2014

Dr Caroline Harper, Lynne Featherstone and Ben Quilter

Our 20,000-signature petition, calling on the UK government to make people with disabilities an international development priority, is delivered to parliament.

Dallu standing outside is a rare event.

December 2014

The UK government publishes its first ever Disability Framework, setting the UK on an exciting, challenging and ambitious path towards disability inclusion work.

A girl holding a card saying 'sustainable development goals'.

September 2015

A girl holding a card saying 'sustainable development goals'.

World leaders meet in New York to agree the Sustainable Development Goals, a set of global goals to combat extreme poverty and climate change. For the first time in global development, people with disabilities are explicitly included.

Sylvia holds up a jumper.

December 2015

The UK government publishes its second Disability Framework, identifying the progress it has made towards including people with disabilities in international development.

Harriet is sitting and leaning over the back of a chair. She is smiling and wearing a bright orange tshirt.

April 2016

Harriet is sitting and leaning over the back of a chair. She is smiling and wearing a bright orange tshirt.

Harriet from our Connecting the Dots programme in Uganda takes part in the process to select the new UN Secretary-General. She asked candidates how people with disabilities would be included in the UN decision-making processes.

Two Lord Mayors and two Sightsavers volunteers standing together in front of a Sightsavers stall.

July 2016

Our campaigners head to Birmingham to visit Big John’s Mela, an event that celebrates South Asian diversity. During the event they recruit more people to the campaign.

Atugonza smiles as he embraces two of his friends.

September 2016

Atugonza smiles as he embraces two of his friends.

Following the appointment of a new Secretary of State for International Development, Sightsavers launches a petition calling for her to keep the government and UN’s promise to ‘leave no one behind’.

December 2016

The Secretary of State announces she will prioritise people with disabilities in the government’s international development work: a major win for the campaign. We also bring together our supporters for a campaigner training day in London.

Three campaigners in yellow t-shirts smiling at the camera

February 2017

Three campaigners in yellow t-shirts smiling at the camera

We take the campaign to universities in London and Brighton, talking to students about inclusive development and collecting more petition signatures.

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