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

Close up of an elder woman

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.

Close up of four women in uganda

Invisible Violence

Protecting disabled women and girls.

For disabled women gender-based violence and disability discrimination intersect to create brutal barriers to wellbeing. ADD International has launched a new paper on the invisible violence against women with disabilities.

Pushpa Rani.

I am a woman and disabled.

This is my story.

Pushpa had pneumonia when she was 8 years old, and lost all movement in her legs. Pushpa gives us her first hand account of how this has affected her life, and what it means to be a woman with a disability. 

Hands of person handling medicine

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.