Voicing concerns

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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Insights from a Household Survey – Social Inclusion Programme

Sightsavers India has developed a results framework for their social inclusion project, which includes objectives and outcomes towards the economic empowerment of persons with disabilities.

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"Communities, countries and ultimately the world, are only as strong as their women's health." - Michelle Obama.

This longstanding association within the healthcare sector has given Sightsavers a certain depth in understanding the requirements of Persons with disabilities.

Flarell Rose Caldeira, March 2023
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Fashion & Disability - Walking with a Difference

Suparna belongs to the Amta village, in West Bengal.

January 2023