International news

The latest news about our work around the world.

Celebrating the UN’s ‘day of the girl child’

11 October 2016

Meet Marian, and see how our work in Kenya has helped her go to school.

Global Disability Innovation Hub opens at London Olympic Park as legacy of 2012 Paralympic Games

3 September 2016

The media centre from the London Paralympic Games has relaunched as a hub for disability specialists to improve the lives of disabled people worldwide.

Statement in response to Paralympic Games funding threat

16 August 2016

Our response to the news 50 of the world's poorest countries could be prevented from taking part in the Paralympics.

Gurston, a disabled boy from Kenya

Can you answer Gurston’s questions?

5 August 2016

Children love to ask, 'Why?' But how would you respond if a child were to ask, 'Why do people point at me in the street?'

Ten years of the CRPD

6 July 2016

Our global head of influencing, impact and learning reflects on the tenth anniversary of the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities.

Leonard Cheshire Disability to share models for creating employment opportunities with UN audience

13 June 2016

Leonard Cheshire Disability is to present to a United Nations audience the charity’s ideas on how more employment opportunities for disabled people can be created in the developing world.

Leonard Cheshire aiding United Nations in addressing inequality

19 May 2016

The Leonard Cheshire Disability Research Centre is supporting the work of the United Nation’s Washington Group on Disability Statistics.

World Bank partners with Leonard Cheshire Disability to promote and protect inclusion for persons with disabilities

3 March 2016

The World Bank and Leonard Cheshire Disability are joining forces to put persons with disabilities at the heart of social and economic development.

Inclusive education for children with disabilities in Kenya - GCE and APPG Global Education for All report

9 February 2016

Global Campaign for Education and APPG Global Education for All publishes a report of its findings following a visit to Kenya in 2015, where huge strides are being made.


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