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One in five women are women with disabilities; and they are leading the way towards inclusive disability and women’s rights movements, around the world. Read our publication on what they are saying about our support.

Empowering the Voices of Women and Girls with Disabilities Towards a Just Society

What barriers do women with disabilities face in accessing justice? In "Empowering the Voices of Women and Girls with Disabilities Towards a Just Society," we share the voices of women with disabilities from Rwanda, Uganda, and Zimbabwe who voiced their struggles and best practices at the 63rd Commission on the Status of Women.

Inclusion 101 – A Guide for the Well-Meaning, Well-Doing, and the Well, Clueless

The UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (CRPD) aims to change attitudes and approaches to persons with disabilities so that persons with disabilities are viewed as decision-makers, leaders, and equal members of society. Yet, what does that inclusion look like? Kerry Thompson, DRF Information & Program Coordinator, shares best practices for enabling the participation of activists with disabilities.

Making Development Processes Inclusive: Experiences from Rwanda and Malawi

The Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) open up new opportunities for DPOs to participate in national development programs and to advance rights provided in the CRPD. Jorge Manhique, DRF Program Officer for Malawi and Rwanda, shares how progress is being made for Malawi and Rwanda.

Indigenous Concept of Vanua: Empowering Indigenous Persons with Disabilities

In honor of International Day of the World's Indigenous Peoples, Setareki Macanawai - CEO of the Pacific Disability Forum and DRF/DRAF Board Member, shares how the indigenous concept of "Vanua" can be used to empower indigenous persons with disabilities.

DRF/DRAF - Celebrating 10 Years

The Disability Rights Fund and Disability Rights Advocacy Fund are celebrating our 10th anniversary, and as we do, are ‘looking back and moving forward’. William Rowland, DRF/DRAF Board Co-Chair, started as a Global Advisor in 2008 and joined the Board in 2012. In this blog, William reflects on the last ten years of DRF and the disability rights movement.

Inclusion and Human Rights for Persons with Psychosocial Disabilities

Yeni Rosa Damayanti recently spoke at the UN on a human rights-based approach to mental health. We publish these remarks to lift up the voices of persons with psychosocial disabilities.

#timesup on the silence

Lisa Adams reflects on breaking the silence on the systemic violence against women and girls with disabilities. She introduces the DRF/DRAF Gender Guidelines which advances a gender inclusive and transformative approach.

Funding and Building Power Across Movements

With support from funders and with the groundswell of one billion persons with disabilities demanding their rights, I am confident we can redefine how we talk about rights, inclusion, equity, and diversity.

Participatory Grantmaking: Power to the People

In "Participatory Grantmaking: Power to the People," journalist Marc Gunther explains how participatory funders like the Disability Rights Fund are changing the landscape of philanthropy and addressing power imbalances between the haves and the have nots.