ADD International is a disability rights organisation. We fight for independence, equality and opportunity for disabled people living in poverty in Africa and Asia, by supporting disability activists to bring social change. Working as an ally of the global disability movement, we tackle discrimination to ensure every disabled person gets a fighting chance at living their best life.
One billion people worldwide are disabled. 80% of them live in the developing world. Disabled people living in poverty are among the most vulnerable and marginalised people on earth. Often, they have no access to basic human rights, education, or the opportunity to earn a living. The injustice disabled people face often includes violence, discrimination and exclusion.