Social inclusion

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.

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.

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.

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'.

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’.

Sightsavers signs an MoU with SSEPD, Government of Odisha

Department of Social Security & Empowerment of Persons with Disabilities (SSEPD), Government of Odisha has signed an MoU with Sightsavers to promote socio-economic development of Persons with Disabilities (PWDs) and inclusive eye health services for the economically weaker sections in 13 districts of Odisha.

Pushpalata’s story

Hailing from Rajapur, 20-year-old Pushpalata received skill development training from the Rural Self Employment Training Institute.

Bajrang’s story

Blind since birth, 20-year-old Bajrang was unable to build confidence until he started receiving training on daily living skills.

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