Voices of the marginalised: January 2016 update

Innovative and participatory research for better and inclusive policymaking

Sightsavers, ADD International, and HelpAge International believe that in order to achieve Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), we must develop strong and inclusive policies based on evidence, and work in collaboration with people with disabilities and older people.

Since 2012, with the support of two research institutes, our jointly led Voices of the Marginalised project has brought the perspectives of people with disabilities and older people into consideration, with the aim of sharing their experiences in terms of social, political, economic and cultural inclusion. The study was first conducted in Bangladesh, then in Tanzania.

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