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News, comment, stories and discussion from Sense International staff around the world.
11 May 2015 | 13 comments | Last comment on 30 November 2017 | Posted by James Thornberry
26 years since the fall of communist dictator Nicolae Ceausescu, has anything really changed for Romania’s most vulnerable citizens? Ahead of the 16th Deafblind International World Conference at the end of this month, Director of Sense International, James Thornberry, explains why he believes the country is making progress despite its many obstacles.
25 November 2014 | 1 comment | Last comment on 13 August 2017 | Posted by Lucy Drescher
On 3 December DFID (the UK Department for International Development) will be launching their framework for disability inclusive development within their work.
19 November 2014 | 38 comments | Last comment on 5 February 2017 | Posted by Lucy Drescher
The UK government's Department for International Development (DFID) is working on a framework to ensure that disabled people are included in all the work it does and funds around the world.
30 July 2014 | 45 comments | Last comment on 16 July 2017 | Posted by Lucy Drescher
The UK Department for International Development has increased its focus on education with disabled children recently, but greater prioritisation of this issue is still needed.
28 May 2014 | 9 comments | Last comment on 11 September 2017 | Posted by Edwin Osundwa
Next week I will be travelling to Boston to act as an advisor for the Disability Rights Fund, and am looking forward to drawing on my experiences working for Sense International in Kenya.
10 April 2014 | 60 comments | Last comment on 4 March 2017 | Posted by Edwin Osundwa
Our Kenya Country Representative Edwin Osundwa gave evident for the report, and is delighted that deafblindness is mentioned on its first page.
7 March 2014 | 0 comments | Posted by Akhil Paul
With general elections around the corner, the current draft of the Rights of People with Disabilities Bill has become a big political issue.
24 January 2014 | 17 comments | Last comment on 11 April 2016 | Posted by Edwin Osundwa
As the Country Representative of Sense International, Kenya, last week I was privileged to visit UK to give oral evidence to a select committee inquiring into DFID’s work on disability and development.
Edwin Osundwa gives evidence at International Development Committee inquiry into disability and development
14 January 2014 | 179 comments | Last comment on 11 October 2017 | Posted by Sense International
Edwin Osundwa, Sense International Country Representative for Kenya, spoke at the first evidence session for the UK House of Commons International Development Committee.
8 January 2014 | 10 comments | Last comment on 11 September 2017 | Posted by Lucy Drescher
From next week, the Committee will start to hear evidence from a variety of people and organisations working in this area, including Sense International and the Bond Disability and Development Group.
First published: Friday 7 June 2013
Last updated: Thursday 18 September 2014