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Disabled people living in poverty are among the most vulnerable, marginalised and discriminated people on earth. Often, they have no access to basic human rights, education or the opportunity to work.

Please help disability activists who are fighting for their rights.

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From fancy dress to sponsored runs, raise vital money and be a superstar!


Support the next generation of disability activists. A gift in your will can go a long way. 


Power the global disability movement and find out more about making a major donation.

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Your support matters.

We will put your gift to immediate work. We're supporting disability activists to:

  • Speak up for their rights, particularly disabled women and girls.
  • Ensure that disabled children get an education.
  • Help other disabled people to earn a living.

78% of your donation will directly support disability activists internationally.

How we fundraise. 

Here at ADD International we strive to be transparent about our fundraising practices and methods. We know that the work we do couldn't happen without our amazing supporters, so from all of us, thank you! 

We work with Ethicall, an ethical telephone fundraising organisation, to ring our supporters once or twice a year. We've worked with Ethicall for many years because of their professionalism, enthusiasm and the values they share with ADD International. Thanks to these fundraising campaigns and the amazing generosity of our supporters, we've raised vital funds which are helping to power the disability movement. 

Working with ADD International was one of the highlights of my fundraising career. It definitely helps to fundraise for a cause that I wholeheartedly believe in. From the inspiring and highly motivating training to working with my team on the call floor, I felt part of the charity and fully invested in the very important work that they do. We all worked as a team to the best of our abilities to achieve the much needed results. It was a fantastic campaign to work for. 

Laura, fundraiser at Ethicall.

We're changing how we communicate with our supporters. 

Recent changes in fundraising regulations means that many charities, including ADD International, are changing how and when they communicate with supporters. ​Over the next two years, we will be moving towards a “full opt-in model”.

This means that we will no longer be able to contact you by email, post or telephone unless we have your explicit consent to do so. 

We would love to be able to stay in touch with you to bring you news on our projects, updates on the disability activist we work with, and to thank you for all your amazing support. Updating your communication preferences is easy, and takes a moment. Use the form below or get in touch with our fundraising team. 

Disability activists changing lives.

Find out who these remarkable people are, and why we should be supporting them.

Group photo of people similing. Some have albinism.

Brave women and menDisability activists

We're proud to support disability activist in Uganda, who are speaking up for people with albinism. They have experienced these myths themselves as they too have albinism. 

Snapshot of video

Video: 30 years of supporting disability activists.

ADD International was officially born as Action on Disability and Development in 1986. At the time, the founder, Chris Underhill, was told "it will fail". Thirty years on, ADD International is still around. We operate in Africa and Asia supporting disability activist and helping to build effective movements for change.

Teddy, smiling

Silence isn't golden.It's deadly.

Teddy is one of our ADD heroes, delivering support to disabled women across the Gulu region in Uganda. Growing up with a disability herself, Teddy knows how hard it can be to speak up. Here she gives us her first hand account.

Fighting for justiceMoyna's story

Just three months their wedding her husband abandoned her and took all her money. Leaving Moyna alone, pregnant and penniless.

Margaret smiling, Dick looking at the radio

Last night a DJ saved my lifeMargaret's story

When Margaret was ready to end it all, listening to the radio one evening changed her life forever. Read more about her remarkable story.

two women using sign language.

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