Sightsavers is an organization based out of the UK. The mission of the company is to improve the lives of those who have medical conditions and disabilities. Their workers can be found all across the world from Africa, Asia, and even to the Caribbean. They will go out of their way to help as many individuals as possible. As part of their ongoing efforts, they recently had a heavy presence at the Global Disability Summit. A recent article on the website Gazette Day goes into greater depth about what happened at the event.
The summit was built around improving the lives of disabled individuals in four key areas: Respect, Education, Economic, and Technology. Sightsavers fully believes that disabled individuals deserve the same rights and opportunities as everyone else. Studies have shown that over 1 million individuals live with a disability, while an additional 80% live in underdeveloped areas. Going into this event, Sightsavers was determined to get a commitment from all parties to allocate more resources to this global epidemic.
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After days of discussions, the summit did produce substantial outcomes. Starting with the most pressing matters, 33 countries vowed to better support citizens in global conflict zones. 18 counties promised to create plans that took into account, disabled individuals. While 9 countries will make better efforts to give disabled individuals the required technological advancements, and begin working on developing laws that factor in the disabled. This is a massive step forward in the right direction for Sightsavers, and for those who have worked for years to see this shift in the world.
In our modern society, there are some places that are simply better than others due to a variety of factors. Sightsavers is an organization who is trying to make the world a fair place for those less fortunate. They have invested countless hours in information campaigns, discussions, and service work around the world. It all culminates when world powers meet at events such as the Global Disability Summit. There is now a conscious effort by many of the world leaders to help disabled individuals. It may take years or generations, but the world is changing one step at a time.