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Sightsavers supports equal opportunities for people with visual impairment and other disabilities. We campaign for the rights of people with disabilities to go to school, find a job and take part fully in society.

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Sign our petition and join the call for disability rights!

Around the world, there are one billion people with disabilities. Of these one billion people, 800 million live in developing countries, and more than half are women. In many countries, people with disabilities face stigma and discrimination on a daily basis and are denied basic human rights.

Want to change this? Sign our petition! We’re calling on the United Nations and its member states to uphold the rights of people with disabilities worldwide and make an equal world a reality. At a national level, in 14 countries we’re calling on governments to implement disability laws, take action on disability rights and meet the commitments made at 2018’s Global Disability Summit.

Watch the video below to find out why we fight for disability rights (or see the text alternative).

Fighting for a fairer world

Our campaign calls on the international community to make sure that global development is inclusive of people with disabilities at every level of decision-making, and in every area of life. We take a rights-based approach in line with the UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities, which states that people with disabilities must have their human rights upheld, and be able to claim these rights without discrimination.

By taking action – signing petitions, contacting your political representatives or sharing stories on social media – you’ll be using your voice to help us reach the widest possible audience and keep the issue of disability rights on the global agenda.

Together, we can create a fairer world.

Michel Fozeu sits at a table wearing headphones and speaking into a microphone.

Michel’s story

“The message that we say through this radio programme is that people with disabilities have to take part in the electoral process.”

Read his story

Find out more about our work on inclusion

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