National Institute for the Empowerment of Persons with Visual Disablities (Divyangjan)


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(Under Department of Empowerment of Persons with Disabilities,
Ministry of Social Justice & Empowerment, Govt. of India),
116, Rajpur Road, Dehradun – 248001

The National Institute for the Empowerment of Persons with Visual Disablities (Divyangjan), is a premier Institute in the field of visual disability working under the administrative control of Ministry of Social Justice and Empowerment, Government of India. The Institute is committed to promote rights and dignity of persons with visual impairments. In order to achieve this laudable objective, the Institute produces trained manpower for providing quality education, vocational training and rehabilitation services to the visually impaired persons. It also undertakes research and developmental activities ensuring emergence of disability inclusive policies, programmes and practices. Its R&D activities have contributed a number of useful tools and enabling technologies for equal participation by the visually impaired persons in different walks of life. The Institute is largest producer and distributor of Braille literature and devices in the country including talking books.

Sense International (India)


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Sense International (India)
2nd Floor, Administrative Block
Andhajan Mandal Campus
Opp. IIM
Ahmedabad- 380015

Our vision is of a world in which all deafblind children and adults can be full and active members of society.  Our purpose is to work in partnership with others - deafblind people, their families, carers and professionals - to ensure that everyone facing challenges because of deafblindness has access to advice, opportunities and support.

Newz Hook


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We are India's 1st Accessible News Channel. Changing attitudes towards disability in india with a special focus on disability related news. Accessible to visually impaired screen reader users, promoting sign language news for deaf and using simple english.

Rising Flame


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We are a not-for-profit organisation based in Mumbai and we work for rights of persons with disabilities, particularly women and youth with disabilities. We want people with disabilities, specially those standing at multiple intersections, to have a voice, have a space, be heard and lead from the front.

We strive towards social integration; we hope to build a world where everyone lives with dignity, respect and lives a life free from discrimination, violence, and abuse; We want the human rights of people with disabilities to be recognized and realized.

The International Community of Women Living with HIV/AIDS (ICW)


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2C Leroy House
436 Essex Road
London N1 3QP

An organisation run for and by HIV positive women that exists to promote the voices and improve the situation of HIV positive women throughout the world. It aims to raise the awareness of HIV positive women's issues and promote affective action to address them; reduce the isolation of HIV positive women and overcome the stigma of HIV/AIDS; promote the rights of HIV positive women globally; and empower HIV positive women to address and promote changes in issues of importance to HIV positive women's lives

Y Care International (YMCA)


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3-9 Southampton Row
London WC1B 5HY

The international development agency of the YMCA movement. Focuses on the needs and contributions of young people in the developing world, who face the severest of economic and social conditions. They aim to provide financial support for projects that aim to promote self-sufficiency. Funds are chanelled through local YMCAs, which develop projects with their local communities. They aim to broaden the opportunities available to marginalised young people and enable them to escape the poverty trap. They also aim to raise the awareness of development issues in the UK

Terre Des Hommes Switzerland


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Terre des hommes
Avenue de Montchoisi 15
CH-1006 Lausanne
4018 Basel

Created in 1960's, the mission of Terre de hommes has been to come to the aid of children in need.  The mission aims to defend the rights of children, in times of war and natural disasters or distress.  Terre de hommes has developed in two core areas: healthcare and child protection.

Disability and Development Partners (DDP)


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Suite 22, Sackville Place
44-48 Magdalen Street
Norwich NR3 1JU, UK

Objectives and guiding principles

Promoting the inclusion of disabled children in education
Supporting Disabled People’s Organizations (DPOs)
Reducing poverty among disabled people and their families
Promoting appropriate and low-cost assistive devices and physical rehabilitation
Facilitating South-to-South and regional exchange of information and skills


Our vision

Our vision is a society where disabled women, men, boys and girls – and the most vulnerable and marginalized people – have equal social, economic and civil rights.

Inclusion is at the heart of everything we do, so disabled and vulnerable people can engage and lead initiatives for change and equality of opportunity.

We focus on the needs of vulnerable children and adults, and carers of disabled people, including disabilities that are not so obvious such as deafness and mental illness.

Our approach to partnership is responsive and flexible: we work with our partners to translate ideas into tangible and effective programmes.



Working in partnership is our dedicated priority. Run by and for disabled people, our local partners are best placed to understand their needs and challenges.

We play an essential practical role for our partners in countries such as Ethiopia, Mozambique and Nepal: supporting, developing and realizing projects, raising funds, building capacities in project and financial management, ensuring that objectives are met, and facilitating south-to-south exchanges of experience.

As they work towards a sustainable future, many of our partner organizations have used our partnership as a springboard to funding, independence and success