Social inclusion

Sarita's story

19-year-old Sarita is visually impaired and belongs to Hoshangabad district of Madhya Pradesh.

Gender and disability: A perspective from India

Gender and disability: A perspective from India

Second Visit to Brussels by DPOs supported by Sightsavers

Second Visit to Brussels by DPOs supported by Sightsavers

July 2019

Petition urges UN members to put disability laws into action

On Monday 10th June, Sightsavers India is launching a petition calling for disability rights to be upheld by the United Nations and its member states.

June 2019

Debki's story

28-year-old Debki hails from the Dumka District of Jharkhand. Debki has orthopedic disability and stays with her parents and three siblings in the Dumka district of Jharkhand.

Accessible Elections

Sightsavers India is playing a pivotal role in this initiative to ensure people with disability are not left behind to exercise their voting rights.

May 2019

Rajesh’s story

32-year-old Rajesh from Majhuli district in Jabalpur faced a similar problem as he had low vision. With a wife and two daughters, Rajesh was finding it difficult to fulfill the basic requirements of the family.

People with disability showing the voting mark on their fingers.

Charting the road to accessible elections

On National Voters Day, let us revisit how the largest democracy in the world is moving towards making elections inclusive.

RN Mohanty, January 2019
People stand in front of a sign that says: European Day of Persons with Disabilities.

DPO Members supported by Sightsavers India take part in ‘European Disability and Development Week’ in Brussels

The visit was a part of the project ‘Building Partnerships for Sustainable Development Goals- Empowering Disabled People’s Organisations'.

December 2018

Sightsavers India takes a step forward in making elections inclusive with participation of people with disabilities

The just concluded assembly elections in Chhattisgarh witnessed close to 74% voter turnout. What we witnessed was also a wave of ‘accessible elections’.

December 2018
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