A Seat at the Table.

An Urgent Appeal.

16 million people in Bangladesh are disabled.

DISABILITY STIGMA.

Disabled people are often seen as weak and worthless and excluded from their communities.

INVISIBLE RIGHTS.

Many disabled people are not aware they have rights or know how to claim them.

LEFT BEHIND.

Disabled people living in cyclone and flood areas are often excluded from disaster prevention measures.

DENIED A VOICE: DENIED A FUTURE.

Without political voice or representation, disabled people have no opportunity to advocate for the issues affecting their lives or demand the solutions they need.

 

At ADD International we understand it’s not just about getting individual voices of disabled people heard, but about permanently dismantling the barriers that keep disabled people excluded in the first place.

That's why we’re partnering with organisations of disability activists to support 15,000 disabled people in disaster prone areas of Bangladesh, to influence powerholders and have their say in the decisions that affect their lives, from work opportunities to accessible flood shelters.

Sultan, a disability activist Bangladesh

Because I’m visually impaired, everyone treated me badly, even my brother would beat me.

Sultan.

Sultan, a disability activist Bangladesh

We need your help.

With your help, we want to raise enough money to support disability activists in Bangladesh to influence powerholders, from the local to the national level, to create better life opportunities for themselves and 60,000 family and community members.

Whatever you can afford to give to our 'Seat at the Table' appeal, your gift will be matched by philanthropists, meaning that we can reach twice as many disabled people! 

If the campaign for global disability equality inspires and moves you, then you can make it a reality by supporting our 'Seat at the Table' appeal. 

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Bokul, disability activist.

HOW YOU CAN HELP.

Woman smiling.

MEET THE PEOPLE BEHIND THE APPEAL.