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A girl with deafblindness plays with her siblings.

Supporting youth with deafblindness in Uganda

Alice Nabbanja from Sense International explains how the organisation has been working with Sightsavers in Uganda supporting young people with deafblindness and complex disabilities.

Sightsavers, April 2020
A group of Disabled Person Organisation (DPO) representatives meet in Nairobi, Kenya for advocacy training and planning as part of the Inclusive Futures initiative.

#DisabilityC19 Twitter chat

Sightsavers' Andrea Pregel talks through the highlights of a Twitter chat around disability and COVID-19.

Andrea Pregel, April 2020
Four women standing together smiling, in front of a backdrop that says #EqualUN.

Sightsavers calls for more women on UN disability committee

The committee, which monitors implementation of the UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities, currently has six women and twelve men.

March 2020
Women wait in line for eye screening tests.

“We put a special focus on women with disabilities and their rights.”

On international Women’s Day, Sightsavers' Asma Rashida highlights the additional prejudices women with disabilities face, and the important work of the Right to Health project.

Sightsavers, March 2020

Claiming rights and restoring sight: Shamima’s story

Shamima, who is hearing and speech impaired, has developed a unique way to communicate with her close family.

two women sit behind a computer, laughing.

Celebrating the value of employees with disabilities

Rasak Adekoya shares his career story, tells us about his role helping people with disabilities secure good jobs, and what it’s like leading a film shoot as a blind person.

Sightsavers, March 2020
A portrait of Erin Pritchard.

Sightsavers awarded for supporting people with disabilities at work

Sightsavers has been awarded Disability Confident Employer Level 3 accreditation for its work promoting inclusion in the workplace.

February 2020
Abdul walking outside his school with a backpack on

Education for all in Sierra Leone

Abdul is one of many children who has benefited from the Education for All project that aims to give all children with disabilities access to a better quality education.

February 2020
A group of people with disabilities raise their hands.

Pakistan’s first-ever Disability Rights Act becomes law

The legislation, approved on 10 January, will make it illegal to discriminate or exclude people on the basis of disability.

January 2020
A woman wears a welding mask and carries tools.

Annual inclusion report 2019

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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