Sightsavers Reports

Put us in the picture: the global change we seek

October 2017

In many developing countries it is difficult to reach everyone, even when education systems aim to be inclusive of all children.

National budgets for education are often limited and families are frequently unable to afford the costs of education. For children and young people with disabilities the situation is particularly acute as they commonly face additional barriers to participation, including discrimination, violence and abuse; inadequately trained and resourced teachers; a shortage and high cost of assistive devices and learning materials; and inaccessible water and sanitation points in schools. Many girls and women with disabilities experience double and multiple discrimination, including gender-based violence.

Put Us in the Picture, Sightsavers’ policy campaign, aims to deliver development policy that is inclusive of people with disabilities.

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Jane’s story

“If the chance is given to me to acquire skills, and if I am able to earn some money, my life can improve – I can look after myself.”

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