Future events

Past events

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December 2018

International Day of People with Disabilities 2018

This year’s IDPD will mark the five-year anniversary of Put Us in the Picture, and we’ll be celebrating everything you’ve helped achieve since 2013!

Two young visually impaired girls with arms around each other.

July 2018

Global Disability Summit held in London

The UK Department for International Development co-hosts a disability summit – our supporters take action to #MakeItCount, and more than 170 commitments on inclusive development are made.

Two young visually impaired girls with arms around each other.

June 2018

UN disability committee elections

Elections are held for nine available positions on the UN disability committee – with your help we call for a more #EqualUN, and six women are elected including Sightsavers’ Gertrude Oforiwa Fefoame!

A visually impaired, Bangladeshi woman in a pink dress standing in an alleyway.

March 2018

Calling for an #EqualUN

Put Us in the Picture attends the Commission on the Status of Women in New York, to call for an #EqualUN and highlight the need for women and girls with disabilities to be included in development discussions.

A visually impaired, Bangladeshi woman in a pink dress standing in an alleyway.

December 2017

Our programme participants feature in a new campaign film

Put Us in the Picture launches its new campaign video, featuring people with disabilities from around the world talking about the difference inclusion and exclusion make.

A visually impaired, Bangladeshi woman in a pink dress standing in an alleyway.

December 2017

Great news from the UK government

The UK Department for International Development announces it will host a global disability summit in July 2018.

A visually impaired, Bangladeshi woman in a pink dress standing in an alleyway.

December 2016

UK government commits to prioritising people with disabilities

The Secretary of State announces she will prioritise people with disabilities in the government’s international development work: a major win for the campaign.

A visually impaired, Bangladeshi woman in a pink dress standing in an alleyway.

April 2016

We grill the UN Secretary-General candidates

Campaigner Harriet from Uganda asks the candidates for UN Secretary-General how they’ll include people with disabilities if elected (see the response here).

A visually impaired, Bangladeshi woman in a pink dress standing in an alleyway.

December 2015

Disability Framework makes progress

The UK government publishes its second Disability Framework, identifying the progress it has made towards including people with disabilities in international development.

A group of people holding up signs explaining how their work supports the sustainable development goals.

September 2015

Disability rights are included in the Global Goals

World leaders meet in New York to agree the Sustainable Development Goals (a set of global goals to combat extreme poverty and climate change) and for the very first time in development, people with disabilities are explicitly included!

A group of people holding up signs explaining how their work supports the sustainable development goals.

August 2015

Framing Perceptions launch

Framing Perceptions, a photo exhibition about people with disabilities living in India, is displayed in London and later in New York. The exhibition features photographs by award-winning Guardian photographer Graeme Robertson.

A group of people holding up signs explaining how their work supports the sustainable development goals.

September 2014

We take our petition to Number 10

Our 20,000-signature petition, calling on the UK government to make people with disabilities an international development priority, is delivered to parliament.

A group of people holding up signs explaining how their work supports the sustainable development goals.

June 2014

The UK commits to disability-inclusive development

The UK government publishes its first ever Disability Framework, setting the UK on an exciting, challenging and ambitious path towards disability inclusion in its work.

Four women singing and clapping.

December 2013

Put Us in the Picture launches!

The campaign aims to make sure people with disabilities aren’t left behind in the worldwide fight against poverty.