Getrude has been recognised at the World Blindness Summit 2021 for her work in social inclusion and disability rights.
As part of our Connecting the Dots project in Uganda, we tested a new way of boosting employment rates by influencing communities, families and businesses to act more positively toward people with disabilities.
Elements such as race, disability, age and gender are a key influence on people's lives. But when these characteristics overlap, it can worsen the discrimination or exclusion that someone faces.
The study looked at interventions that have been used to tackle stigma, and highlighted gaps in the evidence base. Researchers are now calling for more effort to be put into filling these gaps.
Sightsavers' video statement was delivered as part of the annual disability conference in New York. It called for disability rights to be upheld in the global response to the COVID-19 pandemic.
The funding will go towards education for children in the world’s poorest countries, with a focus on girls’ education. Yet much more is needed to address the global learning crisis that has affected children worldwide.
Thousands of our campaign supporters worldwide have signed the letter, calling on the leaders of the G7 to meet inclusive education commitments.
Sightsavers has called for commitments to be met to ensure girls with disabilities are able to receive an education.