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.
ADD International is an ally to the global disability movement.
We partner with disability activists in Africa and Asia to help them access the tools, resources and support they need to build powerful movements for change.
THE GLOBAL DISABILITY CRISIS
Meet the Activists
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.
COVID-19: Voices from the field.
When you meet 28-year-old Shamim, you know he is a person full of drive and passion to help others. Starting out as a young activist he has been fighting for the rights of disabled people in Bogura, Bangladesh for over fifteen years and has been on the frontline of COVID-19 response work.
Rashid, Disability Activist, Tanzania.
"If disabled people didn't have activist groups to allow us to speak out, to have the same voice, then we would be left behind with no help."
What we do
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.
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.
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.