Five women have been elected to the UN CRPD committee, answering Sightsavers’ Equal World campaign call for more diversity and gender equality.
An important election is taking place later in November that will have huge implications for the rights of people with disabilities across the world.
It is important to ensure gender balance and equity to ensure that women have the right to a voice.
The report highlights the progress made since the strategy was published and shows the key lessons that have been learnt during that time.
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.
Sightsavers' innovative campaign app allowed staff in programme countries to collect petition signatures from people living in areas without internet coverage.