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Sightsavers supports equality of opportunity 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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There are one billion people around the world who have a disability.

Of these one billion people, 800 million live in developing countries. Many face stigma and discrimination on a daily basis and are denied their basic human rights.

With your help, we’re campaigning to change this. Watch the video below to find out more (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

Disability rights