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According to a 2007 World Bank report on disability, India has some 40 to 80 million persons with disability.

Low literacy and widespread social stigma are making disabled people among the most excluded in the country. Children with disabilities are less likely to be in school, disabled adults are more likely to be unemployed, and families with a disabled member are often worse off than average. In the years to come, the number of disabled people in India is expected to rise sharply as age-related disabilities grow and traffic accidents increase.

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Sightsavers along with the European Union and European Disability Forum launches Nothing about us, without us!

Stories of empowering organisations of people with disabilities

March 2022
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Sightsavers performs successful mass Covid-19 Vaccine Equity drive for Persons with Disabilities in Hazaribagh

This is a unique effort by Sightsavers in collaboration with District Health Administration and Jharkhand State Livelihood Promotion Society (JSLPS) towards Vaccine Equity for Persons with Disabilities in Hazaribagh District of Jharkhand.

March 2022
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Judo Champion, Sudama, becomes Collector for a Day in Katni

At 21 years of age, Sudama was given the opportunity to become a one-day District Collector of Katni, Madhya Pradesh on International Women’s Day.

March 2022