Disability rights

Nick Clegg standing between two teenage girls.

Clegg: children with disabilities need access to education

Deputy Prime Minister Nick Clegg has stated that it is vital for children with disabilities to access education.

May 2014
A woman sits in a conference room.

World Health Assembly commits to disability action plan

The World Health Assembly has committed to an action plan that aims to secure better health for people with disabilities.

May 2014

Tackling the challenges of data disaggregation

In March, my colleague Pauline wrote about the need for more and better quality data on disability in order to ensure development goals are fully inclusive.

Emma Jolley, May 2014
Justine Greening, Secretary of State for International Development.

UK government poised to decide on global aid

On 10 June, the UK government will make a decision on whether they’re going to make people with disabilities a priority for global aid.

May 2014
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 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
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