Successful local campaigning

As well as campaigning at an international level, Sense International campaigns successfully in the countries where we work.

A boy in a wheelchair with an orange campaigning sign behind himFor example:

In Kenya

Deafblindness is now recognised as a unique disability under the Basic Education Act (2012).

In Tanzania

The second draft of the proposed New Constitution of the United Republic of Tanzania has a mention on deafblindness.

In Uganda

Kyambogo University, which is a public university, has accredited a year-long certificate course on deafblindness to be run by the University. This is the first of its kind in the country.

In India

Deafblindness was recognised and included in the Rights of Persons with Disabilities Act, 2016 by the Government of India. Sense International (India) was part of the drafting committee.

In Bangladesh

Deafblindness has been recognised in the new Disability Act which is in the process of ratifying at the moment (so that it is included in laws).

First published: Monday 19 August 2013
Last updated: Tuesday 6 February 2018