Category: International DPOs

  • المنظمة العربية للمعاقين(Arab Organization of the Disabled)
    • Website of the Arab Organization of the Disabled (in Arabic)
  • Bezev
    • Bezev is an education and information center that campaigns for the full inclusion of people with disabilities in the global fight on poverty. Has links to relevant publications. Their website, and linked publications are available in both English and German.
  • CBM Website
    • This NGO that seek to build and promote an inclusive world in which all persons with disabilities enjoy their human rights and achieve their full potential.
  • Center for International Rehabilitation
    • The Center for International Rehabilitation (CIR) is an organization that develops research, education and advocacy programs to improve the lives of people with disabilities internationally. Their mission is to assist people with disabilities worldwide in achieving their full potential.
  • Center for Justice and International Law
    • CEJIL works to achieve the full implementation of international human rights in the member States of the Organization of American States (OAS). Offers a Legal Defense Program and training for local organizations and human rights defenders. In Spanish and English.
  • Deaf Child Worldwide
    • Deaf Child Worldwide is dedicated to enabling deaf children to overcome poverty and isolation. Works with partner organizations in developing countries to implement projects focused on deaf children. Their site shares best practice case studies and facilitates networking.
  • Disability Knowledge
    • The mission of disAbilityknowledge.org is to support the development of the open society by promoting the dissemination of relevant disability related knowledge and providing e-Learning access points to disability studies. Available in Hungarian and English language.
  • Disability Rights Education and Defense Fund
    • The Disability Rights Education and Defense Fund (DREDF), founded in 1979, is a leading national civil rights law and policy center directed by individuals with disabilities and parents who have children with disabilities.
  • Disability Rights International
    • Disability Rights International is committed to protecting the human rights and promoting the integration into society of people with disabilities. The organization has documented severe human rights abuses against people with disabilities in institutions around the world.
  • Disability Rights Promotion International (D.R.P.I.)
    • DPRI is a collaborative project working to establish a monitoring system to address disability discrimination globally. Their website offers materials that can help readers learn how the UN Human Rights system works.
  • Disabled Peoples' International (DPI)
    • Disabled Peoples' International is a network of national organizations or assemblies of disabled people, established to promote human rights of disabled people through full participation, equalization of opportunity and development.
  • Disabled World
    • Disabled World provides free resources, information, and assistance. Read recent news and laws relating to disability issues worldwide or browse the Editorial Views and opinions in regards to health, health care, and news.
  • Down Syndrome International
    • Down Syndrome International (DSi) is a UK based international charity, comprising a membership of individuals and organisations from all over the world, committed to ensuring quality of life and human rights for all people with Down Syndrome.
  • Financial Inclusion for Persons with Disabilities
    • This program within the Center for Financial Inclusion works to promote equal and fair access to quality financial products and services for persons with disabilities. Its emphasis is on low-income finance, including microfinance.
  • Global Alliance on Accessible Technologies and Environments
    • GAATES brings together individuals and organizations dedicated to promoting accessibility of electronic and communication technologies and accessibility of the built environment for people with disabilities and older people.
  • Global Partnership for Disability and Development
    • The GPDD is a global initiative to strengthen international cooperation to accelerate the integration of disability issues and considerations into mainstream social and economic development efforts.
  • Handicap International
    • Handicap International is an international organisation specialised in the field of disability. It works alongside people with disabilities, whatever the context, offering them assistance and supporting them in their efforts to become self-reliant.
  • Handicap International deutsche Sektion
    • Handicap International deutsche Sektion arbeitet seit 1998 mit einem Büro in München und ehrenamtlichen AktivistInnen an anderen Orten. Hier geht es vor allem um Lobby- und Sensibilisierungsarbeit zum Thema Behinderung in der Entwicklungszusammenarbeit und um die Kampagnen gegen Minen und Streubomben. German
  • Harvard Law School Project on Disability (HPOD)
    • HPOD works to promote the human rights of people with disabilities worldwide, empowers people to use the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities to develop fully equitable societies, supports the development of disability civil society, informs innovative legislative and policy development, and provides legal advice and human rights training.
  • Include Everybody: Disability and the MDGs
    • Provides a basic overview of the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) that international organizations use to guide their priorities in development work in developing countries. Discusses how the MDGs have historically excluded people with disabilities—and how MDG-related projects can be made more inclusive. The MDGs call upon governments and organizations to reduce hunger and disease, to put all children in primary school, to achieve gender equality, and more.
  • Inclusion International
    • Inclusion International is a global federation of family-based organizations advocating for the human rights of people with intellectual disabilities worldwide. The inclusion of people with disabilities into their communities, as valued neighbours and citizens, is a priority for Inclusion International and its membership.
  • International Disability Alliance
    • IDA promotes the effective and full implementation of the UNCRPD worldwide through the active and coordinated involvement of representative organisations of persons with disabilities at national, regional and international levels.
  • International Disability and Development Consortium
    • The International Disability and Development Consortium (IDDC) and its members aim to promote inclusive development. Inclusive development means respecting the full human rights of every person, acknowledging diversity, eradicating poverty and ensuring that all people are fully included and can actively participate in development processes and activities regardless of age, gender, disability, state of health, ethnic origin or any other characteristic.
  • International Federation of Hard of Hearing People (IFHOH)
    • The IFHOH is a group that promotes communication among organizations for the deaf and works to advocate for the rights of the deaf and hard of hearing.
  • International Federation of Hard of Hearing Young People
    • IFHOHYP is an international non-governmental federation for national and regional youth organizations that are dedicated to hard of hearing young people throughout the world and is independent of sex, race, religion, nationality and politics. Their greatest priority is improving the quality of life of hard of hearing youth worldwide and promoting equal rights for hard of hearing young people at all levels of society. IFHOHYP specializes in meeting the changing needs of hard of hearing young people. They raise disability awareness on national and international level through activities run by and for hard of hearing young people aged from 18 to 35.
  • International Society for Augmentative and Alternative Communication
    • ISAAC - the International Society for Augmentative and Alternative Communication - works to improve the life of every child and adult with speech difficulties. It works to promote awareness of assistive technologies and alternative strategies for communication, such as talking boards, sign language, etc.
  • Leonard Cheshire Disability - International
    • This group aims to help people with disabilities improve their quality of life and to campaign for the removal of the barriers which hinder them.
  • L'équipe suisse de Handicap International
    • L'équipe suisse de Handicap International est responsable de l'élaboration, la mise en place, le suivi et le contrôle des projets financés par des fonds suisses. Cette fonction de relais entre l'action sur le terrain, les bailleurs de fonds et les donateurs est pilotée depuis Genève. Par sa proximité avec l'ONU, le CICR et de nombreuses organisations internationales, la section suisse joue un rôle particulièrement actif dans la défense des droits des personnes handicapées. French
  • MIUSA’s International Development and Disability
    • This program acts as a bridge between the disability community and international development community to promote the inclusion of people with disabilities as leaders and participants in development.
  • Rehabilitation International
    • A global network of people with disabilities, service providers, researchers, government agencies, and advocates who promote and implement the rights, inclusion, and rehabilitation of people with disabilities.
  • TASH: Equity, Opportunity and Inclusion for People with Disabilities since 1975
    • TASH is an international association of people with disabilities, their family members, other advocates, and professionals fighting for a society in which inclusion of all people in all aspects of society is the norm.
  • The DAISY Consortium
    • The DAISY Consortium is an international association that develops, maintains and promotes international DAISY (Digital Accessible Information System) Standards. Its mission is to develop and promote international standards and technologies which enable equal access to information and knowledge by all people with print disabilities and which also benefit the wider community.
  • The Flagship Initiative
    • The UNESCO Flagship Initiative works in partnership with other UN agencies, international and national disability organizations and donors to promote the inclusion of education rights for people with disabilities in national education plans.
  • The International Disability Alliance
    • This is the site for the International Disability Alliance. The provide information about advocacy, regional assistance, and several publications.
  • The Multicultural Disability Advocacy Association
    • This organization promotes the rights and interests people from non-English speaking backgrounds with disability, their families, and carers in New South Wales, Australia.
  • The Role of Organizations of Disabled People
    • This article describes the role of DPOs in providing monitoring services, promoting self-development, and offering support to persons with disabilities.
  • US International Council on Disabilities (USICD)
    • The USICD is a federation of United States-based non-governmental organizations, federal agencies and individuals committed to advocacy and action on behalf of the global disability rights agenda.
  • Vision 2020 Le droit à la vue
    • Vision 2020 Le droit à la vision est un effort mondial pour éliminer la cécité évitable d’ici à 2020. Le programme mettra toutes les organisations engagées dans la lutte contre la cécité en état de travailler de manière concentrée et coordonnée.
  • World Association for Supported Employment
    • The World Association for Supported Employment (WASE) is an organization dedicated to increasing the inclusion & independence of persons with disabilities through the principles of supported employment.
  • World Blind Union
    • The World Blind Union (WBU) is the internationally recognized organization, representing the 285 million blind and partially sighted persons in 190 member countries. We are the voice of the blind, speaking to governments and international bodies on issues concerning blindness and visual impairments in conjunction with our members. WBU brings together all the major national and international organizations of blind persons and those organizations providing services to the visually impaired to work on the issues affecting the quality of life for blind people. Globally, we are divided into 6 regions, with each region having its own President and volunteer executive team to assist the needs of the local members
  • World Federation of the Deaf
    • This is the site for the World Federation for the Deaf. It provides a variety of information and articles.