The movement for disability justice is powered by the drive, vision and courage of disability activists.
Our Vision is for a world in which ableism no longer exists and disabled people can fully participate in society.
Our Mission is to strengthen disability rights activists and organisations through resourcing and leadership skills.
I want to make my rights known, so we listen to young women with disability, instead of overlooking them.Sokhak, a Young Leader from Cambodia
We support disability justice activists and organisations to make change in many ways. These include equality for disabled women and girls, young leaders, economic empowerment and the right to work, influencing global policy and practice on disability, and inclusive education.
A Transformation for Justice.
Our work is rooted in supporting disability rights activists in Africa and Asia to realise the changes they want to see. We are getting back to our roots by sharing more power and resource directly to them.
We are transforming to become a participatory grant-maker in order to move more funding directly to disability justice activists. Crucially, we will also give disability justice activists greater decision-making power on who should receive funding and how funding should be spent. Find out more about this change.
Alongside our grant-making, we are launching a Global Leadership Academy. We will encourage collective action and movement-building by promoting collaboration and learning amongst individual disability rights organisations and leaders in each region.
Disability is a revolutionary movement – about how disabled people can liberate themselves.Chris Underhill, ADD International Founder
We stand against ableism and racism, and we are transforming our
organisation to address the colonial roots of our sector. We are also
addressing inequalities within the disability rights movement by supporting disabled women and disabled young people to access funding more fairly.
where we work
We have a presence in Sudan, Tanzania and Uganda, where we support young leaders, work to end gender-based violence, and advocate for access to education.
We have a presence in Bangladesh and Cambodia, where we run a young leaders programme, promote mental health awareness and map and strengthen the movement.
Our Global Partners.
Working together is the most effective way to ensure no disabled person is forgotten. That’s why we partner with national and international organisations, to ensure that the voices of disabled people are heard. We are an active member of the following organisations:
- The International Disability and Development Consortium (IDDC) which promotes inclusive development.
- Bond, the UK membership body for organisations working in international development.
- The Gender and Development Network (GADN), a membership network made up of UK NGOs working on women’s rights issues.
We also work with the International Disability Alliance (IDA), a network of organisations of persons with disabilities (DPOs) and their families, to ensure the United Nations Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (CRPD) is effective and fully implemented worldwide.
We rely on public support to fund our vital work. We are registered with the Fundraising Regulator (FRSB), the independent self-regulatory scheme for fundraising in the UK, to guarantee best practice to our donors.
We are certified as an equivalent Certified Public Charity by NGO Source.
We are receiving funding from: