At Sightsavers, we want to make sure inclusion and diversity are at the heart of our organisation. To achieve this, we established a social inclusion group dedicated to ensuring we are as inclusive as possible.
The group has members from across the organisation, and aims to:
Promote and encourage inclusion among our staff
Monitor our inclusion efforts and identify any gaps
Enable Sightsavers to become an employer of choice for people with disabilities.
On our journey to learn more about social inclusion, we’ve hosted a series of talks from guests working in the fields of diversity and inclusion: read more about our guest speakers below.
We have also achieved Disability Confident employment accreditation, and strive to improve our organisation as a place to work for people with disabilities.
A history of inclusion
From the Old Testament to the Paralympics and beyond, we track the evolution and progress of disability rights and accessibility.
Sightsavers works in 30 countries worldwide to protect sight and fight for the rights of people with disabilities. Our vision is of a world where no one is blind from avoidable causes, and where people with disabilities participate equally in society.
We aim to prevent avoidable blindness and restore sight in some of the poorest parts of the world by diagnosing and treating conditions such as cataracts.
We’re fighting to eliminate neglected tropical diseases such as river blindness and trachoma, which affect more than a billion people around the world.
We empower people with disabilities so they can go to school, get a job and access healthcare, and we campaign to reduce discrimination and stigma.
Every year, we support our partners to carry out millions of eye examinations and refer people for treatment to prevent blindness and restore vision.