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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
Five people, including the President of the Association des People of Small Size and the President of the Malian Union of the Blind, smile at the camera.
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The last five years: Mali’s journey to protect the rights of people with disabilities

The signing and passing into law of a new social decree that protects the rights of people with disabilities was years in the making. But how did we get to this historic moment?

Daouda Kone, October 2021
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Research shows ‘shocking’ exclusion of people with disabilities during pandemic

The research, part of the Inclusive Futures initiative, found many people with disabilities were unable to get help with food, medicine and other relief efforts.

September 2021
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Sightsavers from the field

Education, not discrimination: Malawi’s inclusive pre-schools

An inclusive education project in Malawi is challenging stigma and changing lives by enabling young children with disabilities to attend pre-school alongside their peers.

September 2021