Person affected by leprosy receives a leg prosthese in order to be able to walk

Participation in Disabled People’s Organisations

Under our Priority Programme, an important mechanism for inclusion is participation in Disabled People’s Organisations. We work on and advocate ways to promote participation of people with leprosy-related disabilities in DPOs and to include their needs to make sure they can enjoy all their rights.

Person with disabilities Mozambique
Nepalese man with leprosy walks on crutches

Working on Disability-Friendly Communities

We are working in all 5 NLR country programs on Disability-Friendly Communities, a model inspired on NLRs experiences in NepalHere, all relevant stakeholders become responsible and accountable for fulfilling the rights of persons with disabilities (including those disabled by leprosy) as provisioned in laws, policies, and programmes.