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Sense International: Disability Framework is a step in the right direction

3 December 2014

Global deafblind charity Sense International has today responded to the Department for International Development’s release of a new disability framework. 

James Thornberry, Director of Sense International, said:

"Today's announcement of a new disability framework from DFID comes not a moment too soon for the one billion disabled people around the world. It is a step in the right direction to ensuring equal rights and opportunities for disabled people. But there is still work to be done.

"We know from our experiences of supporting deafblind people in developing countries that many do not experience the benefits of international aid. Disabled people need specialist and targeted support and without this they will continue to be excluded from society and the benefits of development.

"It is vital that more data on disability and development is collected and enough targeted funding set aside from DFID to make the ‘leave no one behind’ aspiration a reality.”

First published: Tuesday 18 June 2013
Last updated: Wednesday 11 October 2017