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A group of women in Malawi sing, dance and clap.

Sightsavers’ social media ‘Thunderclap’ aims to make a big noise about equality

On 10 June, the UK government will decide whether to make people with disabilities a priority for global aid. Will you help by joining our Thunderclap?

May 2014
Samuel chats on his mobile phone.

Samuel’s story

Samuel Brassay is a sharp, intelligent 37-year-old who wants to be a lawyer. But he is blind, meaning the odds are stacked against him.

Young boy sitting on bed holding onto crutches smiling happily.

Celebrities support Sightsavers’ Put Us in the Picture campaign

We’re excited with how our Put Us in the Picture campaign’s been going so far, with many celebrities also pledging their support.

April 2014
Two men laughing

Sightsavers launches Change.org petition

Sightsavers has launched a petition to gain support for our Put Us in the Picture campaign.

April 2014
A group of smiling children in Malawi.

Report calls for disability to be prioritised in fight against global poverty

A landmark report that supports Sightsavers’ Put Us in the Picture campaign has been published by the International Development Select Committee.

April 2014

The international development data revolution

People with disabilities are not benefitting from the Millennium Development Goals and are currently excluded from international development plans.

Pauline Thivillier, March 2014

Sightsavers’ Uganda trip features in Guardian photo story

Photographer Graeme Robertson took the portraits of students at Bishop Willis school in Iganda, Uganda.

March 2014
A woman with visual impairment stands beside a river as a group of men carry out their work gathering rubbish from the river.

A once-in-a-lifetime opportunity for disability inclusion

Earlier this week we witnessed the final evidence session of the International Development Select Committee’s inquiry into disability and development.

Sightsavers, February 2014

Put disability in the picture

Across the world, people with disabilities are being excluded from development work. At least, we think they are – but no one bothers to count them.

Dominic Haslam, December 2013
A man stands alone in Bangladesh.

Voices of the marginalised: briefing

A pilot project bringing the perspectives of those who live in poverty or who are highly marginalised into post-2015 policymaking.

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