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Supporting Disability Activists in Cambodia.

Learn more about our work in Cambodia and meet some of the activists we work with.

The number of disabled people in Cambodia is increasing.

Although the government has introduced some measures to promote the rights of disabled people, more needs to be done.

In twenty years, ADD International has helped develop a vibrant disability movement. There is now a strong network of disability activists running projects to support disabled people in their communities and collectively raising their voices to demand that the government, businesses and service providers include disabled people.

Key issues we work on

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Gender based violence

We work with disability activists to protect disabled women and girls from violence.

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Food security

We are designing projects to empower disabled people to increase their access to good nutrition, job opportunities and a regular income.

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Water and Sanitation

We collaborate with organisations specialising in health and hygiene, to make sure their services are ‘disability inclusive’.

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Raising Pigs as a path out of poverty.

Disability Activists in Cambodia are helping lift disabled women out of poverty.

Meet the Activists

Hom Eng, Cambodia

Hom Eng, Cambodia

Hom Eng was born with a disability but she has always been determined to seize every opportunity. Read how she has gone from a self-help group member to a leader in her community, doing all she can to raise up her community.

Sambath, Cambodia

Sambath, Cambodia

When Sambath was 7, a high fever and poor local health provisions left her paralysed in her right arm and left leg. Her disability left her alienated from her friends and it was a deeply painful time.

Kim Doe, Cambodia

Kim Doe, Cambodia

Kim Doe spent years secluded in her house, ashamed to leave because of her disability. A visit from local activists, brought her out of her home and set on her a path to freedom.

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Sok Khoen

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Sok Khoen had polio as a baby that left her legs disabled. She walks with the aid of crutches. “Growing up life was small. I stayed in the house alone with nothing to do as my parents would not let me help them. But when I was 15 years old ADD International came into my life. Finally, I had hope.

Let's build movements together.

Millions of disabled people in Africa and Asia are still condemned to a life of poverty and exclusion. 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. They urgently need your support.