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Violence against women with disabilities

Colleagues at Sightsavers have been working on a series of blogs around gender equity, particularly focusing on women with disabilities in development.

Sightsavers, March 2016

Rights during disasters: what about women with disabilities?

I’d like to draw attention to the rights of women during disasters.

Fred Smith, March 2016
A young woman sitting in her wheelchair on a dirt road.

Women with disabilities: a call for better representation

Women and girls with disabilities belong to two vulnerable groups, so they potentially face double discrimination.

Close up of hands holding a disability identity card.

On gender and disability

To mark the 60th Commission on the Status of Women at the United Nations, Sightsavers presents a series of blogs on gender and disability.

Tracy Vaughan-Gough, March 2016
A close up photo of someone washing their hands.

WASH and NTDs finally make it official

The World Health Organization has committed to support collaboration between WASH (water, sanitation and hygiene) and NTDs (neglected tropical diseases).

Sarah Bartlett, October 2015
An illuminated sign that reads 'End inequality' is held up amid the darkness at the Light the Way event in London.

Global goals: the most important thing in the world?

This September, world leaders are meeting in New York at the UN General Assembly to set global goals for the next 15 years.

Sightsavers, September 2015
Adult and child interlinking hands

How a radio drama in Malawi is raising awareness of albinism

Radio was chosen to educate teachers, children and local communities as it is more readily accessible, reaching even remote, rural areas.

Guest Blogger, January 2015
Roshani at a school eye screening in India.

Changing perceptions about living with blindness through positive role models

Our experience clearly tells us that blind people largely exist in the fringes of our community. Being blind is not the problem, it is the understanding.

Guest Blogger, January 2015
A sign telling people to wash their hands and face with soap to prevent trachoma.

Unintended consequences in health care

"I’ve been in Zambia these last two weeks looking at the eye healthcare system, and I’ve been reminded about the unintended consequences."

Andrew Griffiths, June 2014
close up of hands holding a tube of ointment which is used for trachoma infections.

How universal health coverage can help eliminate trachoma

Imagine this: your child comes home from school one day with itchy, sticky eyes. What do you do? You take them to your local clinic to make sure they’re OK.

Helen Hamilton, March 2014
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