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Despite several national policies, awareness and mainstreaming of disability issues in India is limited. Disability is by most policy makers seen as a welfare issue. The approach towards disability has been either exclusion, segretation and welfare programmes or through medical model of cure and rehabilitation.

In the national context, disability issues are not incorporated in poverty reduction or educational programmes and policies. India ratified the UN convention on the Rights of Persons with disabilities (UNCRPD) in 2007. However, there are limited action on the implementation of the Convention. Therefore, there is a need for advocacy within the government agencies.

In India, DPOD has supported the disability movement for some years through funding of collaborations between DPOD member organisations in Denmark and their Indian counterparts of disabled.

  • The Country Strategy section contains information about which focus areas there are for country projects receiving funding from the DPOD miniprogramme.
  • The Projects section contains information about current and previous development collaborations carried out by DPOD member organisations, with either miniprogramme or alternative funding.
  • The Country Group section contains information about DPOD organisations who are currently implementing country projects, or who have previously implemented them. Description and contact information for the countries with country offices can also be found here.
  • The Global line section contains information about DPOD counterpart organisations who have had members participating in the Global line courses at Egmont HĂžjskole.


Contact person at DPOD
Peter Rothe Schultz
Phone: +45 3638 8513

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