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A woman sits talking on a mobile phone.

Sightsavers wins Zero Project award for political participation work

The prize was awarded for our inclusion project which promotes the rights of people with disabilities to participate in civic and political life in Cameroon and Senegal.

December 2022
Members of Ghana's disability parliamentary caucus sit around a large table in a meeting room.

A parliamentary caucus on disability issues in Ghana is possible!

Sightsavers’ Peter Anomah-Kordieh Kwasi shares the journey that led to the establishment of a parliamentary caucus that champions disability issues.

Peter Kwasi, November 2022
A woman with crutches walks into a building.

We are… promoting inclusive elections

We’re working with partners in Cameroon and Senegal to ensure people with disabilities are able to take part in every stage of the political process.

Two young people hold up flip charts on the wall as part of a training programme in Kenya.

We are… training young people with disabilities

We’re working with partners in Kenya to give young people the skills and practical experience they need to begin a career in IT.

An older man smiles as he holds his right hand over his eye during an eye test.

We are… creating inclusive eye health services 

We’re working with governments in Uganda and Malawi to improve access to quality eye care services and prevent avoidable blindness.

Nora in her classroom with a student who is in a wheelchair. Nora is holding her hands in the air, and the student is watching.

We are… ensuring pre-schools are inclusive

In Malawi, we work with partners to ensure young children with disabilities can learn, play and develop alongside their peers.

Nanny Powers

Sightsavers launches campaign to ratify African disability rights treaty

The African Disability Protocol (ADP) addresses disability rights issues specific to people with disabilities living in African countries.

October 2022
An older man talks to a younger man, who is holding a tablet computer. They are sitting in a hospital waiting room.

Data Values campaign: why we must act now to create a fair data future

Sightsavers' Tichafara Chisaka explains how the campaign aims to transform data in the development community and why it closely aligns with our inclusion work.

Tichafara Chisaka, September 2022
A group of people who attended an inclusive data training workshop in Cameroon.

How can inclusive data advocacy help us to achieve the SDGs?

Sightsavers’ Aissata Ndiaye and Tichafara Chisaka share some lessons on inclusive data advocacy based on our experiences in Pakistan, Cameroon and Senegal.

Sightsavers, July 2022
Voluntary local review workshop attendees gather outside for a group photo.

How Maroua’s voluntary local review can help Cameroon achieve the SDGs

Sightsavers’ Joseph Oye and Aissata Ndiaye share insights and recommendations from the Commune of Maroua I’s review into SDG implementation at the local level.

Sightsavers, July 2022
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