For inclusion, everywhere
DDP works together with disabled people’s organizations in Ethiopia, Nepal and India. These partners work tirelessly for the rights and equality of disabled children, women and men, through poverty alleviation, access to health and education, livelihoods, and advocacy.
All our partners and projects change the lives of children and adults with disabilities and their families, and help equalize opportunities for the most vulnerable in society, including those whose disabilities may be overlooked and invisible, people who are Deaf, hard of hearing, suffering from mental illness, marginalized, living in poverty, or displaced.
One such partner is the pioneering mental health organization KOSHISH, who DDP supported to establish Nepal’s first mental health drop-in centre in 2010.
KOSHISH tackles the stigma and lack of understanding and treatment for psychosocial disabilities and mental health conditions in Nepal. Many women and girls have been tied up, caged, hidden, abandoned by their families, or left destitute and vulnerable to abuse through mental ill-health.
KOSHISH has rescued over 600 women and cared for them at a transit home (pictured above) where they receive treatment and support for rehabilitation, reintegration and greater independence. This is just one of the projects DDP is currently supporting.
DDP is a small organization, and keeps overheads to an absolute minimum. We are grateful to every individual and organization that contributes towards our work with disabled people and their organizations. If you have a fundraising idea, please get in touch!
Thanks for all your support and solidarity for some of the world’s most marginalized people.