Fighting for disability rights

Join our Equal World campaign for an end to discrimination

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The campaign

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An equal UN for an equal world

The United Nations has a disability committee that exists to uphold the rights of all people with disabilities around the world.

But to effectively do this, the committee itself needs to fairly represent women, as well as people with different types of impairment and people from lower income countries.

Nine of the eighteen positions on the committee are up for election on 30 November – and you can make a difference to the outcome!

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Sightsavers stories Sightsavers from the field

Disability discrimination affects millions of people around the world. But this is not an inevitable situation – together, we can change it.

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Sightsavers stories Sightsavers from the field

Experiences of women with disabilities during COVID-19

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What we're calling for

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  1. The rights of people with disabilities to be upheld
  2. Governments and organisations to show leadership on disability inclusion
  3. People with disabilities to have a voice in the decisions that affect their lives
  4. The UN and world leaders to be held accountable for putting inclusive policies into action

Campaigning worldwide

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Together we can end disability discrimination

The UN has published a disability strategy, committing to the full inclusion and active participation of people with disabilities in all its work. We need to make sure that it translates from words to action, and results in the UN’s member states making real improvements in the lives of people with disabilities around the world.

We’re taking action for disability rights in countries around the world, from Bangladesh to Uganda. Find out more by choosing a country from the dropdown list below.

Contact

Get in touch with our campaigns team

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