In order for disabled people to have a fighting chance at living their best life, the stigma and discrimination that oppresses them must be confronted and uprooted.
Shifting deeply entrenched social stigma does not happen overnight. It is lengthy and relentless work which requires a strong team of courageous people with a bold vision for change. That’s why the movement for disability equality, like all significant movements for social progress, is powered by the passion, vision and courage of activists – ordinary people taking action to create social change. Often disabled themselves, they have the passion to fight for change. It’s their lives, and their communities, at stake. What they often need is support in how to run effective organisations. That’s where ADD International steps in. We help disability activists access the tools, skills and resources they need to turn their vision into powerful organisations that lead powerful movements for change.