People with disabilities in developing countries make up the biggest definable disadvantaged group in the world. Globally, the number of disabled people is increasing, yet many of the causes of disabilities are preventable and directly linked to poverty. It not only affects the individual but their families and communities. People with disabilities are often excluded from participating in society, for example in education and work. The vast majority of children with disabilities in developing countries do not complete primary education. Women with disabilities are often doubly disadvantaged, through their status as women and as a person with a disability, and therefore represent one of the most marginalized groups in the world.
Nabaa UK’s work for people with disabilities is based on the following principles: