Disability Rights Fund


Recognizing the potential impact of a global human rights framework on the largest minority group in the world, the Disability Rights Fund was conceptualized as a response to the window of opportunity opened by the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (CRPD).

In 2012, the Disability Rights Fund, and its sister organization, the Disability Rights Advocacy Fund, began operations as nonprofit organizations.

Since its inception, the Fund has expanded its work from an initial seven pilot countries to 32 countries across six regions of the world. Parallel to our work, states are taking action — in 2008, only 20 countries had ratified the CRPD. As of December 2016, 171 countries have ratified.

People with disabilities are being seen and heard like never before.



We can only do what we do because of organisations and individuals who support our work.
Thank you everyone.