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Economic independence of people with disabilities

This review aims to draw together existing evidence on the effects of interventions designed to improve the labour market situation for adults with physical and/or sensory disabilities in low and middle income countries.

Drawing on primary data, academic analysis and practitioner commentaries, it describes the range, diversity and impact of interventions undertaken across a range of countries between 1990 and 2013. These interventions are a key way of achieving the goal of a socially inclusive society, where all individuals and groups are able to claim and exercise their rights and responsibilities. Published May 2016.

 

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Sightsavers and disability rights
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Including people with disabilities in African political life

Findings from our research show that lack of education and financial resources, social stigma and inaccessible physical infrastructure contribute to a lack of political participation in Africa.

Bhavisha Virendrakumar, October 2019
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Why I support Sightsavers' Equal World disability rights campaign

A lot of people with disabilities grow up not knowing that they have the same right to education and employment as everyone else – we need to change this. My message to other people with disabilities is: We Can.

Atugonza Milton, October 2019
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Civil society survey finds mixed results on SDGs progress

A survey of civil society organisations, co-edited by Sightsavers, is being published this week during the Sustainable Development Goals summit at the United Nations General Assembly in New York.

September 2019