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The main debating chamber at the United Nations.

How does the UN disability committee election work?

An important election is taking place later in November that will have huge implications for the rights of people with disabilities across the world.  

Ross Gilligan, November 2020
A woman holds a sign saying #EqualUN.

“Gender and background make a huge difference in how we experience disability”

It is important to ensure gender balance and equity to ensure that women have the right to a voice.

Sif Holst, November 2020
Eufémia Amela smiles and holds a sign saying #EqualUN.

“Representation means speaking for ourselves”

It is important to ensure gender balance and equity to ensure that women have the right to a voice.

Eufémia Amela, November 2020
A poster that says 'COVID has not gone away' and showcasing one-meter social distancing.

How the WASH initiative adapted to respond to COVID-19

Together with ministries and other organisations, Sightsavers has been working on COVID-19 behavioural messaging campaigns in nine African countries to reach millions of people across radio, television, social media and via billboards and leaflets.

Pelagie Boko-Collins, November 2020
A man wearing a mask gives a demonstration to distributors in a school classroom.

COVID-19 and NTD innovation

RAMA is a new risk assessment and mitigation action tool enabling us and government partners to mitigate the risk of spreading COVID-19 and restart treatment.

Phil Downs, October 2020
A man sitting in a chair, holding a white cane.

The white cane: from my adversary to my ally

"Had my white cane given me COVID-19? I began resenting it, but it was not possible to do away with it. The more ill I became, the more I needed it."

Sightsavers, October 2020
A man with glasses, smiling while sat in his truck.

Focusing on eye health as we build back from COVID will bring profit, not loss

Sightsavers' Sumrana Yasmin explains the cost-effectiveness of eye health interventions and the huge impact good sight has on the global economy.

Sumrana Yasmin, October 2020
Two trachoma patients wearing traditional clothing standing next to a vehicle in a landscape in Kenya.

Leaving no one behind in development programming

Moses Chege, Sightsavers Kenya country director, explains how Sightsavers and partners were able to reach the worst-effected people suffering from trachoma.

Moses Chege, October 2020
Man using a computer's built-in screen magnification options

Accessibility of remote meeting tools

Sightsavers’ Kate Bennell looks at various meeting tools and their suitability for users with disabilities. In part two of this blog, she looks at online tools used in remote meetings.

Kate Bennell, October 2020
Man using a computer's built-in screen magnification options

Accessibility of remote meeting platforms

Sightsavers’ Kate Bennell looks at various meeting tools and their suitability for users with disabilities. In part one of this blog, she looks at remote meeting platforms.

Kate Bennell, October 2020
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