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. Many are routinely denied their rights to education, employment, health care and political participation, and during the COVID-19 pandemic this inequality has only increased. The Equal World campaign exists to call for disability rights to be upheld worldwide.

Before the pandemic, as many as 33 million children with disabilities were out of school. With major global meetings being held in June and July, we’re calling on world leaders to take action to address this and make sure all children with disabilities, particularly girls, can access their right to education.

Find out more about our call for inclusive education

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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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