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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
Gertrude Oforiwa Fefoame speaking into a microphone.

Sightsavers’ Gertrude Oforiwa Fefoame re-elected to UN disability committee

Gertrude, who was nominated by the government of Ghana, was elected alongside five other women and will serve on the committee until 2026.

June 2022
Saio stands outside wearing her school uniform and backpack.

“I feel good whenever I go to school”

Saio has a physical disability that affects her feet and makes walking difficult, meaning she was missing out on a lot of her education. A Sightsavers-supported inclusive education project has provided transport to take her to school and training for her teachers, which has made a huge difference.

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
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