Disability and Poverty.

A global crisis.

Independence, Equality, Opportunity

for disabled people living in poverty.

Two school girls helping each other with class work

Fighting for inclusive education

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Speaking up for women's rights

We work with disabled women who have been tortured, abused and shut out, to overcome the barriers placed in their way.
Tatu grinding rice in her household

Economic Empowerment

We work together with our local partners to promote the inclusion, empowerment and positive change for disabled people.

Disability activists changing lives.

Disabled people living in poverty are some of the most discriminated people on earth. Local disability activists in Africa and Asia are working to ensure every disabled person gets a fighting chance at living their best life. Get involved. Read more.

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The end of an era


2017 WaterAid UK announced that it has appointed Tim Wainwright, ADD International’s current CEO, to take over from their Chief Executive, Barbara Frost, who retires in May of this year.

Disabled people in an audience

A cross disability federation in Khartoum

An interview

Khartoum, capital of Sudan, finally witnessed the birth of a Cross Disability Federation, a body that gather all people with disabilities living in Khartoum. Our colleague Mozaffar has interviewed the president of this new organisation to find out more, Mr. Abdallah Hassan Awad.

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How community mental health works in Nepal

Lessons from Nepal

The project team behind the Mental Health programme in Bangladesh has visited Nepal, to explore what is happening in other places to support people with mental health issues.