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A group of four people stand outside wearing protective masks and washing their hands.

Setting out Sightsavers’ approach to behaviour change

In the context of COVID-19, Sightsavers’ new lead on behaviour change communication introduces her work and explains why behaviour change is so crucial to our mission.

Cathy Stephen, July 2020
A young man using a wheelchair on a road in Kenya.

COVID-19: Africa’s economic recovery must leave no one behind

Many people with disabilities work in the informal sector. Unless they can leave their house every day, they struggle to meet their basic needs. For them, the situation is dire.

Edwinah Orowe, June 2020
A pair of crutches leaning against a grey wall.

Ensuring a disability-inclusive COVID-19 response in Ghana

We should ask ourselves what we can do to mitigate the adverse effects suffered by people with disabilities, who have the right to enjoy life on an equal basis with others.

Grace Antwi-Atsu, June 2020
A man smiling.

Collins' story

Disability activist Collins Ombajo shares his personal story, his work in advocacy and what drives him to be involved in the Inclusive Futures programme.

A man talking into a microphone.

Tackling disability discrimination with BBC Media Action

In Bangladesh, we caught up with BBC Media Action to find out how they’re training journalists to improve how people with disabilities are portrayed in the media, and tackle negative stereotyping and perceptions.

June 2020
Thomas Mtonga sitting at his laptop.

'In the face of COVID-19, all people should be equal'

We should ask ourselves what we can do to mitigate the adverse effects suffered by people with disabilities, who have the right to enjoy life on an equal basis with others.

Sightsavers, June 2020
A man and women sat on a motorbike.

Mapping via motorbike

This husband and wife team are helping us locate and support people with disabilities in Bangladesh.

May 2020
People sit outside in small groups and listen to a trainer.

Supporting people with disabilities in India during COVID-19

Sightsavers staff around India are making sure that during the pandemic, nobody should be excluded because of disability or gender.

May 2020
A woman stands next to a man sitting in a chair. Both wear face masks.

Sightsavers launches COVID-19 disability rights petition

The Equal World COVID-19 petition was launched in response to reports from around the world of the disproportionate impact the COVID-19 pandemic is having on people with disabilities.

May 2020
Woman pushing child in wheelchair

Sightsavers calls on global health leaders to stop discrimination amid COVID-19

Global health leaders have been urged to make sure people with disabilities are not discriminated against during the COVID-19 pandemic, and are able to access the healthcare they need.

May 2020
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