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Litsy, a student with Light for the World's partner FASSIV, wants to become a famous painter
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Light for the World announces first global award honouring achievements of women with disabilties
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Changing lives at community level
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NGOs call on governments and donors to prioritise schooling for children with disabilities

2016: Six important figures at a glance

medication
12,999,134
people received medication
persons reached
1,319,784
number of persons reached
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93,082
eye surgeries
rehabilitation
33,904
children with disabilities reached in rehabilitation programmes
26.185 trachoma surgeries
20,640
livelihood activities
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9,062
children with disabilities receiving school education

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Photo: Light for the World's François Carbonez, Nidhi Goyal, Marianne Fobel, Jenni Jerabek, Sreynak Hun, and Judith Baart at EDD18. Credit: Light for the World
European Development Days: Women with Disabilities on the Rise
2018-12-06
- by Marianne Fobel, François Carbonez, and Judith Baart
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Event: Leverage investment through partnerships
2018-08-06
Inclusive Education for girls and boys with disabilities in Low and Middle-Income Countries
Photo: Cesaltina Artur, Provincial Directorate of Gender, Child and Social Action, Sofala, Mozambique. Credit: Light for the World
Doubly discriminated against
2018-05-06
Women with disabilities more likely to suffer discrimination - by Iláuda Manala
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Women on the rise - no-one left behind
2018-29-05
European Development Days Session on 6 June, 2018

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