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Policy: Programme Approach, Policies and Guidelines

Our programme approach is based on our vision, mission and driving values: Light for the World is an international disability ... Read more

Policy: Partnerships in Programmes

Partnerships are of crucial importance and a necessary foundation for any successful and sustainable programme. Based on many years of ... Read more

Policy: Gender

At Light for the World we strive for accessible eye care services and support inclusive education, empowering persons with disabilities ... Read more

Policy: Rights of Persons with Disabilities

Contrary to the universal principle of human rights, a significant percentage of the global population faces discrimination. People with disabilities ... Read more

POLICY: Partnerships with Disabled People’s Organisations

Around 15% of the global population are people with disabilities – 19.2% women and 12% men respectively – and in ... Read more

Written Submission to the UN Committee on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities CRPD General Discussion on Art. 27

The UN Committee on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities is an independent expert body that oversees the implementation of ... Read more

Walking the Talk: Good Practises in Gender Equality

Persons with disabilities are not a homogenous group – there are girls and boys, women and men, and other persons ... Read more

Stronger Together: Light for the World’s COVID-19 Response

The COVID-19 pandemic has a profound impact on everyone, yet the most vulnerable in our society – including people with ... Read more

Sporting Activities for Persons with Disabilities: A Way to Promote Inclusion, Rehabilitation, and Socialisation

In the underprivileged regions of our world the infrastructure regarding health, education and employment is underdeveloped and often inaccessible. For ... Read more

Rights-Based Climate Action: Inclusion of Persons with Disabilities

The impact of climate change as well as related natural disasters and resource conflicts is increasingly felt around the globe. ... Read more

Resolution 1325 at 20 Years: Peace and Security for Women with Disabilities

UN Security Council Resolution 1325 is the most important cornerstone for the protection of women in situations ofconflict, peacebuilding and ... Read more

Policy Paper UNICEF/LFTW: Access to Humanitarian Aid Post-Cyclone Idai (2019)

Following Cyclone Idai in Mozambique earlier this year on the 15th of March, Light for the World, with funding from UNICEF, launched a ... Read more

Innovate for Inclusion 2019

This publication reflects back on four co-design processes undertaken by Light for the World’s Disability Inclusion Lab during the past ... Read more

Indicators for Inclusive Education

This manual is the result of the project “Quality Inclusive Education Now!”, supported by Light for the World with funds ... Read more

I am EmployAble

80% to 90% of young people with disabilities in low-income countries are unemployed. Our Disability Inclusion Lab's report "I am ... Read more

How To: Cope with COVID-19

Read tips on how to care for a child or an adult with a severe disability during COVID-19. Read more

Gender Fact Sheet

1 in 5 women and girls worldwide have some form of disability. Learn more about gender and people with disabilities ... Read more

Disability-Inclusive Technical and Vocational Education and Training (TVET)

64% of persons with disabilities are unemployed and skills gaps contribute to this high rate. Technical and Vocational Education and ... Read more

Child Protection Matters for Children with Disabilities: A Case Story

These stories come from a pilot project that lasted only nine months. The pilot was meant to get Community-Based Rehabilitation ... Read more

Step by step towards a disability-inclusive COVID-19 response

COVID-19 has touched the lives of people all over the world, however, marginalised people - including people with disabilities - ... Read more

Disability Inclusive Humanitarian Action

We respond, support and advocate to ensure the rights, protection and safety of people with disabilities in situations of risk, ... Read more

Humanitarian Action Policy

Humanitarian action is the preparedness for and emergency response to natural hazards and man-made crises.  The policy outlines Light for ... Read more

Her body, her rights

Making sex education work for young women with intellectual disabilities. Read more

Leave No Refugee Behind: Inclusion and Forced Migration

By WHO estimates, at least 12 million forcibly displaced people worldwide have a disability. Displaced persons with disabilities face violence, ... Read more

Disability Inclusion in Community Development Policy

Disability Inclusion in Community Development is defined as a multi-sectoral approach for the inclusion of women and men and girls ... Read more

Policy: Disability Inclusive Education

Inclusive education transforms education systems in order to increase access, acceptance, participation and learning achievement of all children by removing ... Read more

Costing Equity Report (IDDC)

The #CostingEquity report - developed by the International Disability and Development Consortium (IDDC) led by Light for the World and ... Read more

The bedrock of inclusion

Why investing in the education workforce is critical to the delivery of SDG4. Read more

Comprehensive Eye Health

Approximately 253 million people worldwide are visually impaired. In addition, around 1.1 billion people have the condition presbyopia (long-sightedness) which ... Read more

How To: Include Persons with Disabilities in Disaster Response

This guide is meant to orient humanitarian and disability organizations towards inclusion. It offers a framework to use for understanding ... Read more

OCFA Impact Report 2020

One Class For All is an inclusive education programme in sub-Sahara Africa. Inclusive education transforms education systems to increase access, ... Read more

Sport for All – Fact Sheet on Disability Inclusion in Sport

Sport has the power to improve physical and mental health and empowers persons with disabilities to realise their full potential. ... Read more

Disability-Inclusive Social Protection

Social protection systems are fundamental in reducing and preventing poverty. External shocks, such as the COVID-19 pandemic, highlight the importance ... Read more

A Toolkit for Glaucoma Management in Sub-Saharan Africa

Thanks to financial contribution from the Else Kröner Fresenius Stiftung (Germany), Light for the World launched its first multi-country Glaucoma programme ... Read more

Leave no child behind: Invest in the early years

Millions of children under the age of five in low- and middle-income countries are at high risk of not achieving ... Read more

Disability Considerations during the COVID-19 Outbreak

Persons with disabilities may be impacted more significantly by the COVID-19 pandemic. Light for the World provides multiple translations of ... Read more

Aid Out of Reach Report

This report reviews the access to humanitarian aid for children and adults with disabilities affected by Cyclone Idai in Mozambique. Read more

Let’s Talk Report 2020

Let's Talk was an interactive radio campaign on the impact of COVID-19 on the livelihood of people with disabilities in ... Read more

Towards Inclusion

Inclusive development is about creating societies that value and enfranchise all marginalized groups. It is often not difficult to open ... Read more