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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
A young woman runs on a training track while a man times her with a stopwatch.

Why Paralympics documentary Rising Phoenix is a must-watch

The Paralympic Games and Paralympic movement are a critical force for change in the fight for the rights of people with disabilities to be upheld.

Ross McMullan, September 2020
Atugonza stands proudly outside on a sunny day, wearing his Sightsavers-branded t-shirt.

Sightsavers’ programme graduate stands for local election in Uganda

A graduate of Sightsavers’ innovative Connecting the Dots training programme is standing for election as a local council chairperson in Masindi district, Uganda.

September 2020
two women sit together talking. One is sitting in a wheelchair.

Sightsavers and disability inclusion: our journey so far

Five years on from the launch of our disability inclusion strategy, we are now in quite a different place as we plan our new approach.

Tracy Vaughan-Gough, August 2020
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?

A group of people sit around a table, talking together.

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
Two young girls with arms around each other

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
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