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.

Sign our petition

In February 2022, governments and global organisations will come together for the Global Disability Summit being held in Norway. They’ll make commitments to ensuring global development is disability inclusive, but we need to hold them accountable to ensure those promises turn into real, lasting action. By signing our petition you’ll be sending the message that words alone are not enough – actions speak louder.

Sign the petition now

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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

‘All children are equal before the law. No child must be excluded’

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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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