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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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Magdalena Scharl
Magdalena Scharl
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What I particularly like about LIGHT FOR THE WORLD is their appreciation of diversity and above all their real effort to be inclusive at all stages from planning to implementation of programmes.

Haile Gebrselassie
Haile Gebrselassie
Olympic Gold Medallist and quadruple World Champion

As Goodwill Ambassador of LIGHT FOR THE WORLD, it seems crucial to me that persons with disabilities should move from the margins of society to its center and enjoy equal rights in all areas of life.

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Grace Lime
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I see a donation to LIGHT FOR THE WORLD as an investment with a high revenue. When you save someone’s eyesight, you save a life. Buy one jeans less in a year and save someone’s eyesight.

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