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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

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 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.

Govardhan, who suffers from sight loss, grows brinjal in India.

Equality in the post-2015 development agenda: promoting inclusion for people with disabilities

A Sightsavers development agenda to ensure the full and equal participation of people with disabilities in the post 2015 framework.

In Malawi, a group of students receive Early Childhood development education.

Disability in the post-2015 framework

A paper arguing that the absence of specific reference to disability in the MDGs has resulted in the increased marginalisation of persons with disabilities.

Representatives, teachers, and children attend a seminar on World Sight Day in Pakistan.

Islamabad declaration of accessibility

A declaration prepared by officials, representatives, workers, and people with disabilities on accessibility in Pakistan.

A Uganda woman with a physical disability sits alone in her house.

Not on the guest list: people with disabilities and the Millennium Development Goals

At the mid point of the Millennium Development goals Sightsavers addresses the exclusion of people with disabilities and sets out a context for discussion.

In Pakistan, a disabled mother sits with her large family.

Disability framework in Pakistan

A handbook detailing baseline information, policy perspectives and frameworks for analysis of the status of disability in Pakistan.

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