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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.

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Civil society survey finds mixed results on SDGs progress

A survey of civil society organisations, co-edited by Sightsavers, is being published this week during the Sustainable Development Goals summit at the United Nations General Assembly in New York.

September 2019
Muhammed has his eyes tested by a health worker.
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It’s time for action on universal health coverage

Each year in low and middle income countries, eight million people die of conditions that should be treatable. That’s why commitment to universal health coverage is so important.

Juliet Milgate, September 2019
Six children's dolls lined up in a field
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Inclusive dolls will help raise money for Sightsavers

A range of disability-inclusive dolls has been launched to teach children about disability, with 10 per cent of the sales from each doll donated to Sightsavers and other charities.

September 2019