• Women's self-help group, Varanasi, India

  • Deaf children, Burundi

  • Returnees from refugee camps, Burundi


Working with disabled people and their organisations in developing countries

India, Nepal, Ethiopia, Burundi and Mozambique

Listening to partners’ needs and strengthening their capacity is central to our work. Our partners are passionate and courageous in taking up the challenges in disability and development, tackling the major issues that matter to disabled children, men and women – poverty, exclusion from civil society, health, education and livelihoods - their very human rights. We also work with groups whose disabilities may be overlooked and invisible, people who are deaf, hard of hearing and mentally ill. Finally we include in our remit those who are most marginalised in society, people who live below the poverty line, and tribal and displaced people. We are confident that every partner and project we support changes the lives of children and adults with disabilities and their families, and equalises opportunities for the most vulnerable in society.

Please more about our current Partners and Projects. 

  • Strengthening partner organisations
  • Disabled people’s rights
  • Disabled children and girls’ education
  • Disabled people’s livelihoods
  • Deaf children’s right to education

DDP News & Accounts


February 6th — International Day of Zero Tolerance to FGM

Zero Tolerance to FGM

Ethiopia: Mamite Wardolo, a 60-year-old mother of 8 children, had been practising Female Genital Mutilation/Cutting (FGM/C) for nearly all her adult life, but does so no longer. Read her story and more on UK AID.

DDP has moved to Norwich

After a long tenure at Holloway, DDP finally moved in June. See Contact Us for more information.

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