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Sightsavers Advocacy for the Disabled Takes to The Global Disability Summit

With an estimated 1 billion people worldwide live with some type of disability. 800 million, over 80% of those people, live in impoverished, under-developed, or developing countries where their conditions and circumstances are mostly unknown. Within these parts of the world, it is unheard of to have a proper education or employment based on their experience and knowledge – such basic human rights are denied to them. Sightsavers advocates for inclusiveness and diversity for the disabled all around the world – including these poor, underprivileged individuals.

 

Over 800 delegates from around the globe attended the Global Disability Summit. The goal of the summit is to show the world the struggles that these disabled and disadvantaged people, unknown outside their home countries, go through. Before the Summit took place, 36 international development organizational leaders from the United Kingdom expressed optimism and hope in what the Summit wished to achieve through an “open letter.” Sightsavers has been a major advocate for more inclusiveness and diversity for those who live with disabilities.

 

The Summit took place at Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park in London and was focused on the need to revamp all worldwide efforts in ensuring more inclusive education, how to achieve economic empowerment, innovation and technology, and most importantly, dignity and respect for everyone. Sightsavers and their initiative for the last five years, Put Us in the Picture, have been rallying for the UK government to be more active in their pursuits for diversity and inclusion around the world for those who are disabled.

 

More than 300 signatures and 170 individual commitments which support the Global Disability Summit Charter for Change binds each of those signed to the pledge that they made to do their part to make the world more inclusive and equal among those with disabilities within their societies.

 

 
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Sightsavers Gives Hope With Their Deworming Program

The Sightsavers’ Deworming Program is among the most top-rated charity divisions. Sightsavers gives a great opportunity to provide positive outcomes with their received donations.

 

The focus of Sightsavers is to execute services that focus on preventing blindness and support for those with impaired or low vision. They have various program areas that attend to these needs. There is a strong belief in the program, as the evidence unfolds that administering drugs designed for deworming does indeed reduce worm quantities. Thus this program type is deemed a high priority, focusing on the fact that the benefits are strong, despite low costs to administer it.

The organization has shared collected surveys that represent the past successes of their NTD programs. These surveys contain data that give results as to whether a large number of children have been aided and helped through their past work. The results of these statistics show results that are moderately positive, with a few limitations within the methodical domain. Sightsavers has reported that they will continue to perform these surveys for each Mass Drug Administration (MDA). With limited sources to contain funding, it is predicted that Sightsavers will have low funding for the next year.

 

“What is river blindness?” River blindness is a parasitic infection that can, over time, cause irreversible blindness. The disease is spread by the bite of infected black flies that breed near fast-flowing rivers. 120 million people are at risk worldwide. River blindness can lead to severe skin irritation, pain and sight loss. 500,000 people are blind because of it. 37 million are infected by the disease. Medication can stop it spreading. Fly catchers work to eradicate the flies that carry river blindness. Together, we can eliminate the disease. Learn more: www.sightsavers.org (or click link in our bio!) #Sightsavers #riverblindness #ntds #blindness #eyes #eyehealth #vision #sight #sightloss #visionloss #eyecare #eyehealth #beatNTDs #nomoreNTDs #blindnessawareness #endavoidableblindness #avoidableblindness #river #rivers #riversides #didyouknow #dyk #factoftheday #interesting #interestingfacts

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Nearly One in Five Women are Estimated to Have a Disability Worldwide

 

An estimated one billion people in the world have a form of disability. Of these people, 15 percent of these people have either blind or visual impairment – roughly 285 million. Going further, within this population, 35 million are totally blind and two-thirds of this group are women. Unfortunately, a good portion of these women live in lower-income countries and face daily discrimination because of their sex, as well as their impairment. Overall, humanitarian organizations such as Sightsavers focuses on helping this mass population of people in need, and continue to strive to provide the help and care they need to have promising and impactful lives.

 

 

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Big James Larkin – Irish Legend – Hero of the irish Working Man

Throughout history certain people have selflessly stood against overwhelming odds and powerful opposition for the rights of the working man. James Larkin, an Irish Folk Hero and Labor Activist,is one such hero who fought tirelessly for the rights of workers in Ireland.

James Larkin was born on January 21, 1876 in Liverpool, England. He grew up in poverty in the slums of Liverpool and had very little formal education. To help his family’s meager income, James went to work at an early age and worked in a variety of poorly paying jobs. He eventually became a foreman at the Liverpool docks and witnessed firsthand the unfair treatment and horrible living conditions of local dock workers.

Larkin was a committed socialist who believed that dock workers were being abused terribly and treated unfairly for the benefit of selfish profiteers. He joined the National Union of Dock Laborers (NUDL) quickly rising through the ranks and becoming a full- time union organizer in 1905.

Because of his “sympathetic” strike methods in which sympathetic workers not directly involved would also join in the strike, Larkin’s superiors in the union became concerned for their own reputations and transferred him to a union position in Dublin in 1907.

In Dublin, James’ goal was to create one all-inclusive union for both skilled and un-skilled Irish workers. At this point in time, only about 10 % of Irish workers were members of unions. To accomplish his goal of fairness for all Irish workers, he founded the Irish Transport and General Workers Union (ITGWU) in 1909. Originally drawing members from the NUDL, the ITGWU grew to include 15,000 members from many different industries with its main symbol the famous “Red Hand of Ulster.”

In 1913 guided by Larkin, the famous “Dublin lockout” occurred in Dublin where 100,000 workers went on strike against 300 employers for almost eight months. The result was the devastation of Larkin’s union which precipitated his travelling to the United States to try to raise funds to resurrect the union.

While there, he publicly opposed the United States’ entry into World War 1 and in 1920 was convicted of anarchy serving three years in prison before being deported back to Ireland in 1923. He died in 1947 but is forever remembered for his famous quote, “A fair day’s work for a fair day’s pay.”

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