Our Principles

We encourage and promote, for ourselves and our partners, respect for the general principles stated in the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (Article 3), as follows:

  • Respect for inherent dignity, individual autonomy – including the freedom to make one’s own choices, and independence of persons
  • Non-discrimination
  • Full and effective participation and inclusion in society
  • Respect for difference and acceptance of persons with disabilities as part of human diversity and humanity
  • Equality of opportunity
  • Accessibility
  • Equality between men, women, and non-binary persons
  • Respect for the evolving capacities of children with disabilities and respect for the right of children with disabilities to preserve their identities

Our Values

Learning and Change

Embracing a learning approach to the work we are doing to advance rights of persons with disabilities and changing course when appropriate


Encouraging partnerships as part of our strategy to increase capacity and advance rights


Committing to incorporate the voice of beneficiaries in our structure, be transparent about our decisions, and take responsibility for our actions

A Culture of Rights

Promoting rights-based structures, policies and programs, including within the donor community


Supporting community-led processes that can be sustained long-term in an environmentally friendly manner


Remembering the importance of sharing positive experiences, reflecting on achievements, and celebrating human diversity