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A man wearing a mask hands masks to two other men.

Equal World campaign hands COVID-19 disability rights petition to UN

Sightsavers’ Equal World campaign has handed in a 25,276-signature petition to the UN and its member states, calling for the global response to the COVID-19 pandemic to be inclusive of disability rights.

July 2020
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Building back inclusively after COVID-19

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?

Imran Khan, July 2020
A sign language interpreter in a TV studio.

Nigerian TV news to feature sign language interpreters

National news bulletins in Nigeria will include sign language interpretation from July 2020, following advocacy from Sightsavers.

July 2020
A man who uses a wheelchair is assisted by another man to use a water tap to wash his hands.

Disability and COVID-19 in Bangladesh: why urgent action is needed

Sightsavers has identified focus areas for influencing the government and donor agencies to protect people with disabilities from the adverse impacts of COVID-19.

Ayon Debnath, July 2020
A large group of about 25 people with disabilities in an office setting posing for a photo.

“My dreams have wings now”: the impact of India’s SDG scorecard project

As part of the SDGs implementation project in India, an innovative disability inclusion scorecard was created that has led to remarkable results.

Namrata Mehta, July 2020
A screengrab showing a group of about 25 people taking part in an online video call.

Nigeria's journey towards disability-inclusive development

We've made great progress towards a disability-inclusive society - the implementation of the Sustainable Development Goals is a chance to further this agenda.

Sightsavers, July 2020
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.

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