Advocating for the rights of
people with disabilities

IMPROVING ACCESS FOR PEOPLE WITH DISABILITY

We believe that every person with disability has a right to freedom and equality. She/He must have a safe space to live in while being part of a community. She/He should have access to economic and other opportunities and to a life of dignity that is free of stigma. RIST and our partners intervene to create spaces and conditions where each of these goals become a reality.

DISABILITY FOCUS AREAS

Deinstitutionalization

RIST supports programs that ensure every person with disability has a right and an opportunity to live in a home as a member of a community, and not in segregated and restrictive institutions.

Mental Health

A person’s mental health status should not determine his/her worth. It should not determine his/her place in society. We are committed to ensuring that well-being and dignity are a right for all people.

Economic Development

We believe that technology can be a great leveler. Access to appropriate technology opens new possibilities and economic opportunities for people with disability. Our work focuses on enabling equal access to technology for people with disabilities.

There are 26.8 million people with disabilities in India.

7.5% of Indians suffer from some form of mental disorder.

WHO also predicts that by 2020, roughly 20% of India will suffer from mental illnesses.

$11,209,081

ALLOCATED BUDGET

44.2%

Budget Percentage

6,000

PEOPLE TRAINED