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Disability rights

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.

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.

A group of children smiling, sitting with an adult outside a building.

Inclusive early education in Malawi

I travelled to Malawi to visit some of Sightsavers’ programmes. Travelling with me were two British Labour MPs – Ivan Lewis and Dame Tessa

Sightsavers, August 2013
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.

The sun sets over the mountains at Nsanje Hospital, Nsanje, Malawi

Beyond 2015: ensuring people with disabilities are not left out again

AK Dube reveals why it is vital to include people with disabilities in global development.

Guest Blogger, July 2011
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.

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