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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
Actress Sunetra Sarker speaks to a truck driver.

Sunetra Sarker joins Sightsavers in India to visit eye screenings of truck drivers

Award-winning actress Sunetra Sarker visited long-distance truckers in India to understand how poor eyesight might be affecting their lives and work.

February 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
A group of children sit on the floor at the museum listening to a talk by Sightsavers

Sightsavers teams up with the Science Museum for a special series of Astronights

Astronights gives children a fun opportunity to learn more about Sightsavers and our work.

February 2020
A young boy stands outside in the sun wearing light coloured clothes. There is a small house to the left and a tree to the right.

Sightsavers surgeon featured on BBC for World NTD Day

Our sight-saving work in rural Kenya was featured in BBC coverage for World NTD Day 2020.

January 2020
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Sightsavers and partners celebrate the first World NTD Day

The first World Neglected Tropical Diseases Day on 30 January 2020 kicked off a year of decisive action on NTDs.

January 2020
A man gives a young girl a ride on the back of his bicycle.

Sightsavers receives Innovative Practice prize in Zero Project Awards

Sightsavers won the award for its work supporting children with disabilities in Malawi.

January 2020
A close-up of the awards, featuring the logo and the word 'Winner'.

Sightsavers shortlisted for Charity Film Awards

Sightsavers has been shortlisted for a Charity Film Award for our ‘What we do’ film.

January 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
Sia and her children smile after an eye screening in Liberia.
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What we achieved in 2019

It's been another groundbreaking year for Sightsavers. Find out what we’ve been up to, from launching new programmes and hosting high-profile exhibitions to meeting the Queen.

December 2019
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