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A large group of people gather together for a photo outside a building. Some people are seated, some are standing and there is a man in a wheelchair at the front of the group.

How inclusion ambassadors are reducing disability stigma and discrimination in Ghana

Sightsavers’ Joseph Mensah explains how the Ghana Somubi Dwumadie programme is helping to change negative social attitudes and behaviour.

Joseph Mensah, April 2022
Dr Caroline Harper hands a cheque to Yannis Vardakastanis, president of IDA.

Sightsavers and International Disability Alliance join in $1 million partnership

The unrestricted grant will help to advance disability rights worldwide, enabling the IDA to increase its advocacy work, provide technical assistance and support people with disabilities.

April 2022
Jeniffer prepares the crops outside her home.

Sightsavers and partners launch US$6 million inclusion and labour rights programme

The Global Labor Program, part of the Inclusive Futures initiative, aims to increase the inclusion of people with disabilities and improve labour rights at two large Kenyan companies.

March 2022
Students sit in front of laptops at desks in a classroom. In the foreground, a teacher stands next to a student, giving instruction.

The IT Bridge Academy: what’s next for students?

In Kenya, students who have been studying IT as part of a Sightsavers initiative are now looking ahead to their graduation, internships and future careers.

March 2022

Will the 2022 Global Disability Summit result in a more equal world?

Sightsavers' Hannah Loryman looks at some of the commitments pledged at the 2022 Global Disability Summit, and what more needs to be done.

Hannah Loryman, March 2022
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Sightsavers’ campaign petition for the Global Disability Summit hits 30,000 signatures

The petition, part of Sightsavers' Equal World campaign, calls for governments and global organisations to attend the summit and commit to disability inclusion.

February 2022
Audience members at the 2018 Global Disability Summit with their backs to the camera, looking at screens with the text 'Global Disability Summit'.

Data and the Global Disability Summit: how to make sure commitments lead to change

Sightsavers' Tichafara Chisaka explains how the upcoming summit presents an opportunity to step up our efforts and make progress on disability inclusion.

Tichafara Chisaka, February 2022
A panel of six speakers sit on stage at the Global Disability Summit in 2018.

The Global Disability Summit: views from Pakistan and Kenya

Our country office teams in Pakistan and Kenya spoke to the organisations of people with disabilities they work with about their hopes for the upcoming Global Disability Summit.

Sightsavers, February 2022
Two men and a woman in Cameroon. The men hold green posters saying 'Make it count'.

Cameroon approves landmark disability legislation

Cameroon has become the second African country to begin to ratify the African Disability Protocol, which addresses unique issues that affect people with disabilities in African countries.

February 2022
A metal plate full of Indian food.

Indira Rasoi: a kitchen with a difference

In Rajasthan in northern India, an initiative run by people with disabilities is providing fresh food for the community at low prices.

December 2021
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