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India 2017 © Light for the World

Rights

We work for an inclusive and equitable society where the rights of people with disabilities are fully realised and barriers are removed.

Two children are looking at the camera. One child is holding a sign where
Shishu Sarothi 2017 India © Light for the World

“Nothing about us without us.” is the motto of the global disability rights movement

Towards a common goal

We believe the exclusion and discrimination of people with disabilities is wrong in every sense of the word.

Through our advocacy, we work for an inclusive and just society where the rights of people with disabilities are fully realised and barriers to their equal participation are identified and dismantled.

We aim to influence governments, policymakers and lawmakers to ensure that their work involves persons with disabilities at every stage. In achieving this, we are able to raise awareness for the rights of persons with disabilities within our focus areas of eye health, inclusive education, economic empowerment and beyond.

The UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (UN CRPD) forms the basis of our work. “Nothing about us, without us”, the motto of the disability rights community, guides our efforts.

We work in partnership because making sustainable changes requires strong allies and cooperation at all levels. While providing support for local and national disability rights advocacy through our country offices, we are also active in advocating towards regional entities, such as the African Union and the European Union, and international organisations.

Together with Organisations of Persons with Disabilities (OPDs), Governments and Non-Governmental Organizations (NGOs), international agencies and networks, we fight for inclusion in development cooperation, humanitarian action and everyday life.

Pillars of our work

Policy: Rights of Persons with Disabilities

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Policy: Gender

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Policy: Partnerships in Programmes

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Policy: Partnerships with Disabled People’s Organisations

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