Cate and her children in Uganda. Photo: Emma HinesSince 1985 we have been working in partnership with disabled people and their organisations in some of the poorest countries in Africa and Asia. We do this by encouraging disabled people to come together to channel their voices and campaign for their own rights.
During 2011 we supported 316 disabled people’s organisations with a total membership of 121,267.As well as the challenges to surviving each day that face the millions of people living in poverty, disabled people have to cope with the additional barriers caused by discrimination, stigma and social exclusion.
The almost overwhelming lack of inclusion in education, health care, employment, political participation, social and family life, to name a few, makes disabled people some of the poorest, most marginalised and neglected people in the developing world today.
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