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Le droit au travail

The Right to Work (R2W)    ​Employment and independence
This is our employment initiative to help blind and partially sighted adults gain access to meaningful employment. 
In developed countries (like those in North America and Europe), the employment of blind people is only about 25%; and in developing countries the number of blind people gainfully employed falls below 10%. With figures like these, blind and partially sighted people can never live as equals in society, or feel they are making meaningful contributions in their own communities. That is why this issue is a priority for the members of the World Blind Union. The WBU is presently working on strategies to improve the employment situation of blind and partially sighted persons around the world. Despite advances in education, rehabilitation, technology and social attitudes, blind and partially sighted persons are among the most likely to be unemployed in all parts of the world.
Our initiatives are intended to address this issue.
 
In the Archives Section​, there is more information about this campaign and the older news pieces and related documents. 

Thanks to a grant from the Trillium Foundation, WBU created a website dedicated to provide skills and resources for employment. It's called Project Aspiro: www.projectaspiro.com/en/Pages/default.aspx 
WBU continues to work on strategies to improve the employment situation of blind and partially sighted persons around the world.​