Disability rights

Gertrude Oforiwa Fefoame.
Sightsavers blog

Why I’m standing for the UN disability committee

Growing up with visual impairment in Ghana, I experienced stigma and discrimination through education and during my early employment years.

Gertrude Oforiwa Fefoame smiling.

Ghana nominates Sightsavers employee for UN disability committee

The government of Ghana has nominated Gertrude Oforiwa Fefoame for a place on the UN Committee on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities.

A group of dancers some with walking sticks.

Worldwide celebrations on World Disability Day

Around the world, people have been celebrating 3 December, the International Day of People with Disabilities.

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Sightsavers blog

Keeping up political momentum on disability and development

By hosting a summit, the UK government is committing to making disability-inclusive development a global priority. We must make sure this political momentum is not lost.

A group of people sitting on the grass. A man, with a money box, is leading a discussion.
Sightsavers Reports

The savings group that’s changing lives

The Masindi Savings Group meets under a tree outside local council buildings in Uganda. But the unusual location isn’t the only unorthodox thing about it.

A young girl raising her hand in a busy classroom.

Sightsavers welcomes UK announcement of global disability summit

The UK government will hold a disability summit in July 2018, as part of a push to ensure people with disabilities are included in global development.

The leaders of disability self-help groups in Bangladesh pose for a photo.

New alliance in Bangladesh promotes disability-inclusive development

The alliance, inaugurated in Dhaka, promotes the inclusion of people with disabilities as part of the country’s implementation of the Global Goals.

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Sightsavers Reports

Annual inclusion report 2017

The purpose of this annual report is to share learning, highlight our work on inclusion and stimulate and challenge both ourselves and our partners.

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Funding boost for Sightsavers’ disability employment project in Uganda

The Connecting the Dots project has been awarded almost £200,000 by the Big Lottery Fund to continue empowering young people with disabilities.

Boys sit in a classroom.

Mali government and USAID praise Sightsavers’ inclusive education programme

More than 250 children with visual impairments will go to primary school in Mali as the result of a Sightsavers pilot being run in six schools.

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