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Disability Organisations/Lobbies

(Umbrella organisations, agencies, charities and institutes with the purpose to promote the rights of people with disabilities)

 

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Center for International Rehabilitation
Nonprofit-Organisation, weltweit tätig auf dem Gebiet Forschung, Ausbildungsprogramm, Technologien für behinderte Menschen.

Disability Awareness in Action
DAA is a collaborative project between Disabled People's International, IMPACT, Inclusion International, and the World Federation of the Deaf. It was established to provide a network for the exchange of information and experience between disabled people and their representative organisations
worldwide

Disabled Peoples' International
The purpose of Disabled Peoples' International (DPI) is to promote the Human Rights of People with Disabilities through full participation, equalization of opportunity and development. DPI is a grassroot, cross-disability network with member organizations in over 158 countries, over half of which are in the developing world.

Handicap International
founded in 1982 to assist survivors of landmines, Handicap International is a non-governmental organisation which now works in partnership with people with disabilities in 55 countries (Europe, Asia, Middle East, Africa, South and Central America)

Independent Living Institute
The Institute serves self-help organizations of disabled people who work for self-determination and equal opportunities. It provides information, training materials and technical assistance on accessibility, personal assistance, advocacy, legislation and peer support

Landmine Survivors Network
The network works to help mine victims and their families recover through an integrated program of peer counseling, sports, and social and economic integration into their communities

Rehabilitation International
Rehabilitation International is a federation of national and international organizations and agencies working for the prevention of disability, the rehabilitation of people with disabilities and the equalization of opportunities within society on behalf of people with disabilities and their families throughout the world.

United Nations
An overview of the activities by the United Nations system to promote international norms and standards and global action related to people with disabilities.

Working Group on Disability and Poverty Reduction
How to translate global development goals into local action? How can people with disabilities be included as beneficiaries and agents of action in the planning and implementation of poverty reduction strategies? The aim of this website is to provide a platform for sharing information on how this should be done, how it could be done, and how it has been done in practice.

World Institute on Disability
WID is a non-profit, international public-policy center dedicated to carrying out cutting edge research on disability issues and overcoming obstacles to independent living.

Europe-wide

European Commission, DG-V, People with Disabilities
This page provides some useful links to the various programmes and activities of the European Union which might be of interest for people with disabilities and people working in the disability field. This page also aims to provide a link for people with disabilities to express their views and ideas to the European Commission and vice versa.

European Disability Forum
Umbrella organisation representing more than 37 million disabled people in Europe. Its mission is to ensure disabled citizens' full access to fundamental and human rights through their active involvement in policy development and implementation in the European Union.

European countries

Austria

Österreichische Arbeitsgemeinschaft für Rehabilitation (ÖAR)
Umbrella organization of all disability organisations in Austria

Belgium

Autonomia

Denmark

Danish Council of Organisations of Disabled People
DSI is the only Danish umbrella organisation in the disability field. It has 29 national member organisations representing more than 300.000 people with disabilities and takes care of issues like social benefits, health care, education, labour market questions and insurance

De Samvirkende Invalideorganisationer
Information on disability, organisation, knowledge centers, authorities and so on. The site is edited by DSI - The Danish Council of Organisations of Disabled People

Finland

Finnish Association of People with Mobility Disabilities
The task of the National Association of the Disabled in Finland is to promote and support equal opportunities, promote human rights and oppose discrimination among people with mobility disabilities.

France

Fédération des Malades et Handicapées
Association for parents and friends of disabled and ill people

Fédération nationale des accidentés du travail et des handicapés
represents the interests of disabled people and those injured in industrial accidents

l'Association Pour Adultes et Jeunes Handicapés (APAJH)
Organisation for adult and adolescent disabled people

Ministère de la Santé, de la Famille et des Personnes Handicapées
Ministry for Health, Families, and Disabled

Germany

Aktion Mensch
Social organisation which in its basic ideas is committed to free charitable work in the area of disabled help and self-help.

Beauftragter der Bundesregierung für die Belange behinderter Menschen
The Federal Government's representative of disabled citizens promotes and supports the social and political interests of the disabled people in Germany concerning governmental decisions and legislation in order to prohibit discrimination.

Beauftragter der Bundesregierung für die Belange behinderter Menschen / Informationsplattform SGB IX umsetzen
The Federal Government's representative of disabled citizens´ information platform on disability legislation.

Bundesarbeitsgemeinschaft für Rehabilitation (BAR)
The Federal Working Group for Rehabilitation coordinates and supports measures of medical, educational, professional and social rehabilitation.

Bundesarbeitsgemeinschaft Hilfe für Behinderte
The Federal Working Group Help for the Disabled is an umbrella organisation comprising national associations of disabeld and chronically sick people and their regional organizations, representing their interests.

Bundesministerium für Gesundheit und Soziale Sicherung / Informationen für Behinderte Menschen
Link collection of the Ministry of Health and Social Security concerning important organizaitions and institutions for disabled people

Deutscher Behindertenrat
Umbrella organization comprising national associations which respresent the interests of disabled and chronically sick people

Netzwerk Artikel 3
Information about legal advice, assistance, equality rights of disabled people.

Interessenvertretung Selbstbestimmt Leben in Deutschland
The Center for Independent Living advises disabled people, relatives and partners of the disabled, public institutions, committees and employers concerning all questions of self-determined life.

Sozialverband Deutschland
sociopolitical and humanitarian organisation representing the interests of war and military services victims, the disabled, social pensioners, those injured in industrial accidents and those receiving social welfare

Sozialverband VdK Deutschland
largest representation of the interests of the disabled and chronically ill

Great Britain

Disability Rights Commission
The Disability Rights Commission (DRC) is an independent body set up by the governmet to help secure civil rights for disabled people.

RADAR (The Royal Association for Disability and Rehabilitation)
The Royal Association for Disability and Rehabilitation is a national organisation of and for disabled people. Its key areas of activity are:supporting over 500 local and national disability organisations campaigning for improvements in disabled people's lives providing information to support independence and equality for disabled people.

Iceland

The Organisation of Handicapped in Iceland

Luxembourg

Info-Handicap

Norway

Nordic Cooperation on Disability

Norwegian Federation of Organisations of Disabled People

Sweden

The Swedish Disability Federation

Scandinavia

Nordic Cooperation on Disability

Switzerland

Schweizerische Arbeitsgemeinschaft zur Eingliederung Behinderter
Umbrella organisation for the promotion of inclusion and vocationalrehabilitation of disabled people in Switzerland

Procap (Schweizerischer Invalidenverband)
represents the sociopolitical interests of the disabled people in Switzerland

Ukraine

The bells of Chernobyl
The main goal of the Ukrainian nonprofit non-governmental organization is the protection of the rights of the most vulnerable people who inhabit the Kiev-Sviatoshyn District of the Kiev region (oblast') in Ukraine: disabled children, members of large poor families, sick and old people, and orphans

non-European countries

Africa

Action on Disability and Development
ADD is a UK based international development agency, which works with disabled people's organisations in 12 of the poorest countries in Africa and Asia

Disabled People South Africa
DPSA is the democratic, cross-disability umbrella body of organisations of people in South Africa, recognised as the National Assembly of Disabled People by Disabled People's International

Asia

Action on Disability and Developement
ADD is a UK based international development agency, which works with disabled people's organisations in 12 of the poorest countries in Africa and Asia

Australia

Human Rights & Equal Opportunity Commission
The Human Rights and Equal Opportunity is a national independent statutory government body and has responsibilities for inquiring into alleged infringements under three anti-discrimination laws: the Racial Discrimination Act 1975, the Sex Discrimination Act 1984, and the Disability Discrimination Act 1992, as well as inquiring into alleged infringements of human rights under the Human Rights and Equal Opportunity Act 1986.

Office of Disability
Aims to ensure that society is inclusive of people with disabilities, their families and carers. The Office provides a direct link between the disability community and government, working towards improving access and encouraging the involvement of people with disabilities as members of the community.

Canada

Active Living Alliance for Canadians with a Disability
The aim is to promote inclusion and active living lifestyles of Canadians with disabilities by facilitating communication and collaboration among organizations, agencies, and individuals.

Disability-Related Policy in Canada
This website serves three main purposes: To assist the disability community in Canada to organize around the disability-related policy agenda.
To build the capacity of disability organizations in Canada to affect change.
To facilitate research and knowledge dissemination about the effectiveness of Information and Communications Technologies as a tool for engaging the disability community in eDemocracy initiatives.

Persons with Disabilities Online
People with Disabilities Online is a collaborative effort of four federal government departments. Statement is: Through the use of information technology, to provide integrated access to information, programs and services for people with disabilities, their families, their caregivers, service providers and all Canadians.

Georgia

Coalition for Independent Living
Georgian NGOs Coalition of Disabled an Veterans neuer Name: Coalition for Independent Living
Coalition of 52 NGOs working on disability and integration of people with different kinds of disabilities into society

Singapore

Disabled People's Association Singapore

USA

American Association of People with a Disability
The largest non-profit, nonpartisan, cross-disability organization in the U.S. Anyone can be a member - people with a disability, their family, friends and supporters

Americans with Disabilities Act
The National Council on Disability (NCD) first proposed that Congress should enact a civil rights law for people with disabilities. In 1990, the Americans with Disabilities Act was signed into law.

Mobility International USA
MIUSA works in four main areas to provide programs and services including:
National Clearinghouse on Disability & Exchange (NCDE) ,
International Development & Disability ,
International Exchange Programs,
Women, Disability and Development

National Organisation on Disability
The mission of the National Organization on Disability (N.O.D.) is to expand the participation and contribution of America’s 54 million men, women and children with disabilities in all aspects of life by raising disability awareness through programs and information

National Council on Disability
The National Council on Disability (NCD) is an independent federal agency making recommendations to the President and Congress on issues affecting 54 million Americans with disabilities.

The Office of Disability Employment Policy (ODEP)

US Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC)
The EEOC was established by Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 and enforces the federal statutes like prohibiting employment discrimination on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, or national origin; prohibiting employment discrimination on the basis of disability in the private sector and state and local government; prohibiting employment discrimination against federal employees with disabilities.

U.S. Department of Education: Rehabilitation Services Administration
The Rehabilitation Services Administration (RSA) oversees formula and discretionary grant programs that help individuals with physical or mental disabilities to obtain employment and live more independently through the provision of such supports as counseling, medical and psychological services, job training and other individualized services

U.S. International Council on Disabilities

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