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Deus Turyatemba stood in his office

How I’m building a career as a blind person in Uganda

Deus Turyatemba of Standard Chartered shares his story of career progression, and explains the bank’s partnership with Sightsavers’ Inclusion Works programme.

Guest Blogger, July 2019
A busy conference chamber at the United Nations.

The UK Voluntary National Review: making progress or missing opportunities?

We welcome the UK using its VNR to reiterate its commitment to sustainable development, but we want to see more of an emphasis on listening to the voices of marginalised people.

Andrew Griffiths, July 2019
A group of children playing a jumping game outdoors in Cameroon.

The Inclusive Data Charter: one year on

The Charter's approach is simple: signatories decide the action they are going to take to ensure the data they collect and use includes disability.

Linsey Winter, July 2019
A photo of a large group of people, many of them using wheelchairs.

How Pakistan is keeping disability inclusion on the SDG agenda

Over two years, Sightsavers in Pakistan worked with strategic stakeholders and national partners to develop a voluntary national review report that focused on disability.

Munazza Gillani, July 2019
Picture of a sign language chart painted onto a school wall in Uganda.

Sightsavers Kenya launches disability rights petition

The petition is part of Sightsavers’ Equal World campaign, and calls on the government of Kenya, the United Nations and its member states to uphold the rights of people with disabilities.

July 2019
View over the shoulder of a young woman who is reading a braille document with her hands.

What’s so great about the Marrakesh Treaty?

Worldwide, only 1-7 per cent of published works are available in accessible formats, partly because of copyright law restrictions. This is often referred to as the ‘book famine’.

Three women laughing together

Sightsavers petition calls on government of Malawi to protect people with albinism

It is estimated that there are over 134,600 people with albinism living in Malawi, many of whom face deep-seated discrimination.

June 2019
A wide view of a large debating chamber at the United Nations. The chamber is filled with people and a video screen shows captioned text.

United Nations launches new disability strategy

The launch of the strategy coincides with the launch of Sightsavers’ global petition which calls for the UN and its member states to uphold disability rights.

June 2019
A man holding a sign that reads: Join us in the fight for disability rights and help us change the world.

Sightsavers launches disability rights petition

The petition is part of Sightsavers' campaign calling for political leaders and global organisations to uphold the rights of people with disabilities around the world.

June 2019
Dominic Haslam sat at a desk talking into a microphone

Sightsavers director Dominic Haslam awarded an OBE

Dominic, who is Sightsavers’ Director of Policy and Programme Strategy, is recognised in the Queen’s Birthday Honours for his services to people with disabilities.

June 2019
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