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Disability rights

We believe everyone has the right to learn, earn and be happy, which is why we promote equal opportunities for people with visual impairments and other disabilities.

Ranu, Hanufa and Juthika, the owners of Satata Enterprises.

Sightsavers’ vision is of a world where everyone can access health, education and employment without fear of stigma or discrimination.

There are 800 million people with disabilities in low and middle income countries, and many of them are routinely denied basic human rights, This is why supporting people with disabilities has been a vital part of Sightsavers’ work since the organisation was founded in 1950.

Watch our video to learn about Sightsavers' disability work.

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

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Sightsavers ran a workshop in Dakar in December 2019 to promote gender mainstreaming in all its programmes.

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