Fighting for
disability rights

Join our Equal World campaign
for an end to discrimination

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The campaign

Equal World

Around the world, there are one billion people with disabilities. The vast majority – 800 million – live in low and middle income countries. More than half are women. Many people with disabilities are denied access to their basic human rights to education, health care, employment and political participation, and the COVID-19 pandemic has made the situation worse than ever. But you can take action to change this.

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The United Nations disability committee will hold elections for nine positions in June 2022 – we’re calling for gender parity on the committee to be maintained, to make sure the voices of women with disabilities are fairly represented.

#EqualUN: find out more

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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.

Activist Josephine in Zambia.
Sightsavers stories Sightsavers from the field

‘Disabled people are citizens like everyone else’

Can you see what's holding me back?

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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