Justine is standing holding aubergines grown on her farm in Uganda. She is smiling and wearing a pink shirt.

Justine, a disability rights activist at her farm in Uganda.

About Us.

We support the global Disability Justice movement to thrive.

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 girlsyoung leaderseconomic empowerment and the right to workinfluencing 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

Happiness, a disability rights activist in Tanzania.


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.

Sokhak, a young disabled leader in Cambodia.


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:

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.

Our Donors.

We are receiving funding from:

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Our commitment to safeguarding.

our people.

Meet our trustees and leadership team.

our ambassadors.

Meet those advocating for disability rights.

annual reports.

Read our Annual Reports and Accounts.


The Theory of Change which guides our work.

Research and Reports.

Our research and that of other experts.