Since the online launch of Sightsavers’ Put Us in the Picture campaign in February, the charity has seen a surge in public support for the cause with over 13,000 people signing the online petition.
As well as supporters using their Facebook or Twitter profile picture to ‘put themselves in the picture’, Sightsavers is asking people to sign an online petition to put pressure on the Government to show their commitment to improving the lives of those living with disabilities in developing countries.
Natasha Kennedy, Sightsavers Policy Campaign manager said: “Later this month the UK Government will respond to the International Development Select Committee’s report on Disability and Development, which called on the Department for International Development (DfID) to prioritise disability in development work, or risk failing the world’s poorest people.
“We’re delighted with the response so far but we only have a short window of opportunity to build on that to ensure that whatever the Government’s decision we hold them to account, so we’re asking people to share this with friends and family to show the Government just how much people care that UK aid reaches the poorest of the poor.”
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