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Improving access to family planning for people with disabilities

A new initiative under Inclusive Futures is improving access to family planning for people with disabilities in Northern Nigeria.

September 2022
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What does behaviour change have to do with inclusion?

Inclusive Futures projects in Bangladesh and Nigeria are trialling different ways to tackle stigma and discrimination faced by people with disabilities.

August 2022
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Covering disability in the media: why language matters

Liz Ombati, a disability rights advocate based in Kenya, explains why it’s time for the media to do more to accurately reflect the lived experience of people with disabilities.

June 2022
A white man in a stripy shirt participates with job seekers with disabilities in a research session in Nairobi, Kenya.

“This programme is nation-building”

An Inclusive Futures disability-inclusive employment pilot programme in Nigeria, Kenya, Bangladesh and Uganda has recently come to an end. Simon Brown, Sightsavers’ global technical lead on economic empowerment, looks at what we've learned.

June 2022
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Five steps to shifting journalists’ – and the public's – attitudes to disability

Inclusive Futures partner BBC Media Action trained 150 journalists in Bangladesh to improve how people with disabilities are portrayed in the media. Here's their checklist to help change attitudes towards disability.

June 2022
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Five cost-free ways to make your workplace disability-inclusive

Inclusion International shares tips on how to make your workplace disability-inclusive, from its latest toolkit on supporting people with intellectual disabilities at work.

June 2022
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Follow the money: how to track public spending on disability inclusion

Martha Bekele from Development Initiatives explains the challenges around budget tracking and offers recommendations on how governments can be more transparent.

June 2022
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Leave no one behind: what does data have to do with inclusion?

Development Initiatives shares learnings from its work training organisations of people with disabilities on how to collect, use and store high-quality data.

June 2022
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How schools in Nepal are including children with disabilities

As Inclusive Futures moves from testing innovations to delivering development programmes at scale, our inclusive education programme in Nepal is helping children with disabilities return to school.

April 2022
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New $6 million Inclusive Futures programme launched

The new $6 million USAID-funded Global Labor Program - Inclusive Futures aims to increase the inclusion of people with disabilities and improve labour rights at the Kenyan companies of global drinks brands Coca-Cola and Diageo.

March 2022
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