Millions of disabled people face a life of poverty and exclusion.
Right now, we are supporting disability activists working to tackle discrimination and ensure every disabled person gets a fighting chance at living their best life
MEET DISABILITY ACTIVISTS.
Sabina is one of the only female disability activists in her area: shunned by her village as a child she is now an award winning community leader.
Peter is an albinism activist in Uganda where there are still many myths attached to albinism, including that persons with albinism are cursed, are punishments from the gods, are ghosts, have supernatural powers, or do not die.
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.
"Today I have a voice, I can assert myself. If ADD were not here I would not have such a voice. We have written a slogan ‘Not Charity, But Rights’. We don’t want your mercy, we want our rights."
Our Key Focuses
Around one in five women worldwide has a disability. For disabled women, gender-based violence and disability discrimination intersect to create brutal barriers to well-being.
Every disabled person in the world should have a fighting chance at living their best life but that is almost impossible without going to school.
Everyone has the right to make the best of the life they are born into: for most of us that means getting a job and earning a living so we can live independently and support our families.