Disability campaigners put their hands up for an equal world

December 2019
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Sightsavers’ Equal World disability rights campaign is celebrating International Day of People with Disabilities by asking supporters to take part in a ‘hands up’ activity on social media.

Campaign supporters are sharing photos of their hands with an equals symbol drawn on their palm and a message of support for Sightsavers’ campaign, which calls on the United Nations and its member states to uphold the rights of people with disabilities worldwide.

The activity also coincides with the end of Sightsavers’ global Equal World petition, which has gathered signatures from around the world. It will be handed in to a representative of the UN Secretary-General’s office at UN headquarters in New York.



Find out more about the Equal World campaign.

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