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Gertrude Oforiwa Fefoame speaking into a microphone.

“A devastating toll”: COVID-19 and intersecting forms of discrimination

COVID-19 has shown the need for systems to accommodate the new risks we face. Why not take the opportunity to build them back in a way that is inclusive?

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New website showcases innovation and research for a disability-inclusive future

Inclusive Futures, a consortium of 16 global partner organisations advocating for disability inclusion, launched its new website on 20 July.

July 2020
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Marking the two-year anniversary of the Global Disability Summit

In 2018 the UK and Kenya co-hosted the first-ever global disability summit. We look back at what has been achieved in the two years since.

July 2020
An elderly woman and a younger woman sit next to a man who holds a clipboard, in a hospital waiting area.

Celebrating the Inclusive Data Charter’s second birthday

Linsey Winter shares how the Inclusive Data Charter is helping to accelerate action on collecting and using data that includes everyone.

Linsey Winter, July 2020
A man wearing a mask hands masks to two other men.

Equal World campaign hands COVID-19 disability rights petition to UN

Sightsavers’ Equal World campaign has handed in a 25,276-signature petition to the UN and its member states, calling for the global response to the COVID-19 pandemic to be inclusive of disability rights.

July 2020
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Building back inclusively after COVID-19

COVID-19 has shown the need for systems to accommodate the new risks we face. Why not take the opportunity to build them back in a way that is inclusive?

Imran Khan, July 2020
A sign language interpreter in a TV studio.

Nigerian TV news to feature sign language interpreters

National news bulletins in Nigeria will include sign language interpretation from July 2020, following advocacy from Sightsavers.

July 2020
A man who uses a wheelchair is assisted by another man to use a water tap to wash his hands.

Disability and COVID-19 in Bangladesh: why urgent action is needed

Sightsavers has identified focus areas for influencing the government and donor agencies to protect people with disabilities from the adverse impacts of COVID-19.

Ayon Debnath, July 2020
A large group of about 25 people with disabilities in an office setting posing for a photo.

“My dreams have wings now”: the impact of India’s SDG scorecard project

As part of the SDGs implementation project in India, an innovative disability inclusion scorecard was created that has led to remarkable results.

Namrata Mehta, July 2020
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Nigeria's journey towards disability-inclusive development

We've made great progress towards a disability-inclusive society - the implementation of the Sustainable Development Goals is a chance to further this agenda.

Sightsavers, July 2020
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