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About the Equal World campaign

Equal World is Sightsavers’ campaign to ensure disability rights are upheld around the globe.

Sightsavers’ vision is of a world where no one is blind from avoidable causes, and where people with disabilities can participate equally in society.  

Promoting equal opportunities for people with visual impairments and other disabilities has been part of Sightsavers’ work throughout our history. 

In 2013, we launched our Put Us in the Picture campaign, which later became the Equal World campaign, to call for the rights of people with disabilities to be upheld, and for an end to disability discrimination. 

Over the past decade, our campaign supporters have helped achieve the inclusion of disability in the Global Sustainable Development Goals, the publication of disability strategies by the World Bank, the United Nations and the UK government, and the milestone of gender equality on the UN disability committee. See more campaign achievements 

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Our history

See what the Equal World campaign has achieved so far – and find out where we’re going.

Campaign timeline
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What else does Sightsavers do?

Sightsavers also treats eye conditions such as cataracts and tackles debilitating diseases, many of which cause sight loss.


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Eleven-year-old Noutene, who has albinism, attends an inclusive school in Mali.
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