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A woman standing by a brick wall holds a sign reading #EqualUN.

UN disability committee achieves historic gender parity milestone

Five women have been elected to the UN CRPD committee, answering Sightsavers’ Equal World campaign call for more diversity and gender equality.

December 2020
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
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The businesses embracing disability inclusion

Meet the teams that Sightsavers partners with around the world to help them foster more disability inclusive workplaces.

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
Teach Hassanatu helps pupils in the classroom.

FCDO publishes progress report on disability inclusion

The report highlights the progress made since the strategy was published and shows the key lessons that have been learnt during that time.

November 2020
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Rising Voices: Mainstreaming women with disabilities in India-EU international cooperation

The paper aims to bring the voices of women with disabilities to the fore. It details how supporting women with disabilities to know their rights has helped them to stand up for themselves, gain independence and support others.

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 group of women hold hands in a large circle.

Sightsavers' Equal World campaign wins Third Sector award

Sightsavers' innovative campaign app allowed staff in programme countries to collect petition signatures from people living in areas without internet coverage.

October 2020
Isaac sits outside his mechanics.

Meet the business owner training youth with disabilities

Isaac Bolingo is training young people with disabilities to be mechanics in his garage.

September 2020
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