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Supporting Disability Activists in Cambodia.

Learn more about our work in Cambodia and meet some of the activists we work with.

The number of disabled people in Cambodia is increasing.

Although the government has introduced some measures to promote the rights of disabled people, more needs to be done.

In twenty years, ADD International has helped develop a vibrant disability movement. There is now a strong network of disability activists running projects to support disabled people in their communities and collectively raising their voices to demand that the government, businesses and service providers include disabled people.

Key issues we work on

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Gender based violence

We work with disability activists to protect disabled women and girls from violence.

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Food security

We are designing projects to empower disabled people to increase their access to good nutrition, job opportunities and a regular income.

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Water and Sanitation

We collaborate with organisations specialising in health and hygiene, to make sure their services are ‘disability inclusive’.

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Raising Pigs as a path out of poverty.

Disability Activists in Cambodia are helping lift disabled women out of poverty.

Meet the Activists

Aun Yoin, Cambodia

Aun Yoin, Cambodia

Aun Yoin is part of the team, delivering our ‘Promoting the Dignity of Women’ project. So far, Yoin has supported twenty people with disabilities to receive assistive devices and two survivors of violence.

Kim Doe, Cambodia

Kim Doe, Cambodia

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.

Chhunly, Cambodia

Chhunly, Cambodia

Chhunly has lived with chronic violence for nearly twenty years. Our project team heard about her situation and approached her to join our activism training on violence, gender, power, and human rights.

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Thavy’s story.

Thavy lives in one of the villages within our project area, along with 45 other families. She was trained in concepts, strategies and approaches to preventing violence against disabled women and girls in her village.

“I have changed my life by having more information on violence. I have more ways to communicate well in the family. I know my husband has his own strengths, and I use these strengths to build up his weak areas. My husband has changed, he also helps me to help other people in the village too.”

Let's build movements together.

Millions of disabled people in Africa and Asia are still condemned to a life of poverty and exclusion. Right now, organisations of disability activists are working to fight discrimination and ensure every disabled person gets a fighting chance at living their best life. They urgently need your support.