Put Us in the Picture turns five!

It’s the fifth anniversary of our campaign fighting for the rights of people with disabilities in developing countries. Over the past five years, we’ve seen a lot of change, including a marked increase the global understanding that people with disabilities must be properly included in development if we’re ever going to combat extreme poverty.

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Here are some of our favourite campaign moments:

July 2018: campaigners from around the world call on world leaders attending the Global Disability Summit to #MakeItCount

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June 2018: Six women are elected to the UN disability committee, including Sightsavers’ own Gertrude Oforiwa Fefoame, following our calls for a more #EqualUN: news story

April 2016: Campaigner Harriet puts a question to the UN Secretary-General

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September 2015: The global Sustainable Development Goals, set at the UN General Assembly in New York, specifically include people with disabilities: news story

September 2014: We deliver our 20,000-signature petition, calling for people with disabilities not to be left behind in the fight against global poverty, to parliament: news story

With your support, we’ll make the next five years even better… join us and take action now!