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A large group of about 25 people with disabilities in an office setting posing for a photo.

“My dreams have wings now”: the impact of India’s SDG scorecard project

As part of the SDGs implementation project in India, an innovative disability inclusion scorecard was created that has led to remarkable results.

Namrata Mehta, July 2020
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Nigeria's journey towards disability-inclusive development

We've made great progress towards a disability-inclusive society - the implementation of the Sustainable Development Goals is a chance to further this agenda.

Sightsavers, July 2020
A group of four people stand outside wearing protective masks and washing their hands.

Setting out Sightsavers’ approach to behaviour change

In the context of COVID-19, Sightsavers’ new lead on behaviour change communication introduces her work and explains why behaviour change is so crucial to our mission.

Cathy Stephen, July 2020
A young man using a wheelchair on a road in Kenya.

COVID-19: Africa’s economic recovery must leave no one behind

Many people with disabilities work in the informal sector. Unless they can leave their house every day, they struggle to meet their basic needs. For them, the situation is dire.

Edwinah Orowe, June 2020
A pair of crutches leaning against a grey wall.

Ensuring a disability-inclusive COVID-19 response in Ghana

We should ask ourselves what we can do to mitigate the adverse effects suffered by people with disabilities, who have the right to enjoy life on an equal basis with others.

Grace Antwi-Atsu, June 2020
A man smiling.

Collins' story

Disability activist Collins Ombajo shares his personal story, his work in advocacy and what drives him to be involved in the Inclusive Futures programme.

A man talking into a microphone.

Tackling disability discrimination with BBC Media Action

In Bangladesh, we caught up with BBC Media Action to find out how they’re training journalists to improve how people with disabilities are portrayed in the media, and tackle negative stereotyping and perceptions.

June 2020
Thomas Mtonga sitting at his laptop.

'In the face of COVID-19, all people should be equal'

We should ask ourselves what we can do to mitigate the adverse effects suffered by people with disabilities, who have the right to enjoy life on an equal basis with others.

Sightsavers, June 2020
A man and women sat on a motorbike.

Mapping via motorbike

This husband and wife team are helping us locate and support people with disabilities in Bangladesh.

May 2020
Volunteers demonstrate the importance of washing hands.

Supporting people with disabilities in India during COVID-19

Sightsavers staff around India are making sure that during the pandemic, nobody should be excluded because of disability or gender.

May 2020
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