Sightsavers and Sense International supported 14-year-old Hellen and her family from Masindi, Uganda, by helping them communicate with each other and support themselves financially.
The committee, which monitors implementation of the UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities, currently has six women and twelve men.
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.
Shamima, who is hearing and speech impaired, has developed a unique way to communicate with her close family.
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 has been awarded Disability Confident Employer Level 3 accreditation for its work promoting inclusion in the workplace.
The legislation, approved on 10 January, will make it illegal to discriminate or exclude people on the basis of disability.