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A group of representatives from disabled people's organisations hold up signs saying 'Make it count'.
Sightsavers Reports

Disability inclusion in international development programmes

Sightsavers works with partners in over 30 countries to eliminate avoidable blindness and support the empowerment of people with disabilities.

Penny Mordaunt gives a sign language speech onstage as a roomful of people look on.
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Sightsavers welcomes disability summit commitments

At the summit, there were more than 300 signatories to the UK government's Charter for Change, and more than 170 other specific commitments made.

A lady smiling outside a centre in Malawi which provides physiotherapy.
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More UK funding announced for disability-inclusive employment initiatives

The funding, which was announced by UK Secretary of State Penny Mordaunt, aims to address disability inclusion in developing countries.

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Why we need to make this summit count

The Global Disability Summit could be a sea change in attitude and action towards people with disabilities. Help us to make this change a reality.

Gertrude Oforiwa Fefoame speaking to a room full of people in Parliament.
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Ministers attend Sightsavers-supported event in parliament

The Secretary of State for International Development, Penny Mordaunt, joined MPs and peers to mark the upcoming Global Disability Summit.

Speakers at the event.
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Sightsavers signs up to new Inclusive Data Charter

The charter aims to make the collection of global development data more disability-inclusive. 

A panel discussion at the National Disability Dialogue hosted by the Ugandan government.
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Sightsavers Uganda takes part in national disability dialogue

The discussions in Kampala focused on how Uganda can achieve the aim of the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals: to leave no one behind.

The attendees of the summit pose for a group photo, holding boards featuring the logos of Sightsavers, UK Aid and STEP.
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Charter for disability inclusion is agreed at Pakistan summit

The charter aims to make sure people with disabilities are included in the country’s social and economic development.

A group of representatives from disabled people's organisations hold up signs saying 'Make it count'.
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Sightsavers co-hosts consultation on disability inclusion in Pakistan

The workshop aimed to make sure people with disabilities are included in global development plans, ahead of the first Global Disability Summit in July.

Students from Gbendembu School in Sierra Leone.
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“We’ve learned to treat all children equally”

Sightsavers' Kate McCoy travelled to northern Sierra Leone to visit a school where teachers are being specially trained to support children with disabilities.

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