About ADD International.

Independence, equality, opportunity.

ADD International partners with organisations of disability activists in Africa and Asia. We help them access the tools, resources and support they need to build powerful movements for change. 

Disability has its own stigma present in every society but in parts of Africa and Asia discrimination towards disabled people can be particularly oppressive.  Disabled people are often considered weak, worthless and in some cases subhuman by their societies. Right now, organisations of disability activists are working to fight discrimination and ensure every disabled person gets a fighting chance at living their best life.  Learn more about how we support their work, and get in touch with any questions and feedback. 


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The crisis

Disabled people living in poverty are among the most marginalised people on earth. We call it 'The Disability Crisis' and tackling it is the reason we exist.


We fight for independence, equality and opportunity for disabled people living in poverty. Find out more about our vision, mission and values


We work with organisations of disability activists throughout Africa and Asia because the fight for equality starts with disabled people themselves.



ADD International's staff and board is made up of passionate people who want to make a difference. Get to know them. 


Explore our long term strategy and how our 'Theory of Change' works. See where we're going. 


Read our Annual Reports. Learn more about ADD International's governance and accountability

Our journey so far.

For over 30 years ADD International has been supporting organisations of disability activists to fight discrimination and ensure every disabled person gets a fighting chance at living their best life. 

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Working together is the most effective way to ensure no disabled person is forgotten. That's why we partner with national and international organisations, to ensure that the voices of disabled people are heard. We are an active member of the following organisations:

We also work with the International Disability Alliance (IDA), a network of organisations of persons with disabilities (DPOs) and their families, to ensure the United Nations Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (CRPD) is effective and fully implemented worldwide. 

We rely on public support to fund our vital work. We are members of the following organisations, to guarantee best practice to our donors:

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Our projects

Our innovative approach and projects are changing the lives of disabled people around the world. 

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Our stories

See ADD's stories of change.