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Sightsavers welcomes UK announcement of global disability summit

The UK government will hold a disability summit in July 2018, as part of a push to ensure people with disabilities are included in global development.

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New alliance in Bangladesh promotes disability-inclusive development

The alliance, inaugurated in Dhaka, promotes the inclusion of people with disabilities as part of the country’s implementation of the Global Goals.

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Annual inclusion report 2017

The purpose of this annual report is to share learning, highlight our work on inclusion and stimulate and challenge both ourselves and our partners.

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Funding boost for Sightsavers’ disability employment project in Uganda

The Connecting the Dots project has been awarded almost £200,000 by the Big Lottery Fund to continue empowering young people with disabilities.

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Mali government and USAID praise Sightsavers’ inclusive education programme

More than 250 children with visual impairments will go to primary school in Mali as the result of a Sightsavers pilot being run in six schools.

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The women giving prejudice a kicking

A group of women in India are taking part in an innovative project aimed at empowering young women with disabilities by teaching them judo.

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Research strategy 2014-2019

A strategy for strengthening the role of research evidence and advocacy as well as the role of Sightsavers in the global research agenda.

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Event shows how inclusive data can ensure no one is left behind

The Global Partnership for Sustainable Development Data has highlighted the importance of using data to shine a light on groups that are often excluded.

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Children with disabilities in Sierra Leone given the chance to go to school

The Education for All project will focus on girls with disabilities, who are often excluded because of prejudice or a lack of funding.

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Everybody Counts data disaggregation: evaluation reports

A look at how Sightsavers builds the evidence base on how to disaggregate routine data by disability to ensure all health services are accessible.

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