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Save the Children Disability Inclusion Policy: Lifting barriers, realizing equality

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Persons with disabilities make up approximately fifteen percent of the global population – over a billion people, or one in seven – and this number is expected to double to 2 billion by 2050.

There are nearly 240 million children with disabilities in the world. That is one in ten children.

Save the Children has worked tirelessly to realize the rights of marginalized children, with multiple breakthroughs throughout the years, yet children with disabilities, their families, and children of parents with disabilities continue to fall behind.

This Policy aims to focus on Save the Children’s advancement and progress on Disability Inclusion within and across the organization by applying a holistic approach to its programmes and the workplace as well as externally through our partnerships, advocacy, and communication.

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Age and disability inclusion

Children with disabilities

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