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Innovations for disability inclusion

Discover how Sightsavers’ innovations are improving the lives of people with disabilities through the Inclusive Futures programme.

April 2021
A woman wearing a mask helps another woman wearing a mask to walk down some steps.

Report on the 2020 parliamentary and presidential election observation in Ghana

The Ghana Federation of Disability Organisations (GFD) deployed observers to collect data for evidence-based advocacy for full inclusion of people with disabilities in the electoral process.

A woman assists another woman to walk down some steps. Both women are wearing face masks.

Ghana’s electoral processes have improved – but are they inclusive?

Ghana has made significant strides towards addressing disability rights. But people with disabilities are not given equal opportunities to participate in electoral processes.

Grace Antwi-Atsu, April 2021
An elderly woman and a younger woman sit next to a man who holds a clipboard, in a hospital waiting area.

What we’ve learned about inclusive data

Sightsavers and other organisations recently came together to share practical tips around collecting data that includes everyone.

Elsie Makachiya, March 2021
A woman standing by a brick wall holds a sign reading #EqualUN.

UN disability committee achieves historic gender parity milestone

Five women have been elected to the UN CRPD committee, answering Sightsavers’ Equal World campaign call for more diversity and gender equality.

December 2020
The main debating chamber at the United Nations.

How does the UN disability committee election work?

An important election is taking place later in November that will have huge implications for the rights of people with disabilities across the world.  

Ross Gilligan, November 2020
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The businesses embracing disability inclusion

Meet the teams that Sightsavers partners with around the world to help them foster more disability inclusive workplaces.

November 2020
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“Gender and background make a huge difference in how we experience disability”

It is important to ensure gender balance and equity to ensure that women have the right to a voice.

Sif Holst, November 2020
Eufémia Amela smiles and holds a sign saying #EqualUN.

“Representation means speaking for ourselves”

It is important to ensure gender balance and equity to ensure that women have the right to a voice.

Eufémia Amela, November 2020
Teach Hassanatu helps pupils in the classroom.

FCDO publishes progress report on disability inclusion

The report highlights the progress made since the strategy was published and shows the key lessons that have been learnt during that time.

November 2020
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