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Put Us in the Picture petition reaches 20,000 signatures

The petition is part of our campaign calling on the government to make sure people with disabilities are included in global development.

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Campaign update: How’s the picture looking?

Although parliament’s a bit quiet at this time of year, we’re making sure the Put Us in the Picture campaign doesn’t fall off the agenda.

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Preparations in the field for disability disaggregation data collection

The suggestion that the North India office conduct a pilot in collecting disability disaggregated data excited me for two reasons.

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2014: a landmark year for disability and development?

Today's announcement by the UK government will have a huge impact on many of the 800 million people living with disabilities in developing countries.

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UK government pledges to include people with disabilities in global development plans

The government has announced it will set out its commitment to ensuring that all people with disabilities living in developing countries will have a voice.

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Parliamentarians to UK government: make the right decision

As we await the government’s response to the call to prioritise disability within development, MPs have been urging the government to make the right choice.

Patients wait in line to take their visual acuity tests during the cataract and trachoma outreach program in Nasir, Upper Nile, South Sudan, September 2, 2013.
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Delay on government decision to prioritise people with disabilities

The government was today expected to make its decision on whether to prioritise people with disabilities in global aid, but the outcome won’t be announced immediately.

Hazrat stands with a woman and two small boys in front of a small shop in Bangladesh.
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Hazrat’s story

Hazrat has been blind since birth, and worried about providing for his family. But after meeting others with visual impairment, he’s turned his life around.

Chandrakumar, who is blind, is sitting down with a musical keyboard on his lap. He is smiling.
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Chandrakumar’s story

When we met 18-year-old Chandrakumar, it was clear he was a very confident and happy guy with a passion for music.

Jenneh smiles in the classroom during a lesson at school, while Nabirye looks sad as she stands outside her home.
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UK government poised to decide on global aid goals

The government will decide whether to follow the recommendations from cross-party MPs to make people with disabilities a priority for global aid.

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