Here are a selection of links that APIDS find useful.

Networking sites

Australian Disability and Development Consortium

ADDC is an Australian based, international network focusing attention, expertise and actions on disability issues in developing countries; building on a human rights platform for disability advocacy.

Our Consumer Place

A great source of resources for people with mental health issues.

Our Community 

A site that supports community groups through provision of advice and tools, and builds practical links between the community sector and the general public, business and government sectors.

Australian Disabled People’s Organisations

Australian Federation of Disability Organisations

The Australian Federation of Disability Organisations (AFDO) has been established as the primary national voice to Government that fully represents the interests of all people with disability across Australia. The mission of AFDO is to champion the rights of people with disability in Australia and help them participate fully in Australian life.

People with Disability Australia Incorporated

People with Disability Australia Incorporated is a national peak disability rights and advocacy organisation. Its primary membership is made up of people with disability and organisations primarily constituted by people with disability.

PWD also has a large associate membership of other individuals and organisations committed to the disability rights movement. PWD has a fortnightly E-Bulletin to which any interested person can subscribe.

Women with Disabilities Australia

Women with Disabilities Australia has great resources on issues relating to women with disabilities. You will find excellent reports and documents on many issues, including Advocacy; Ageing; Human Rights; Education; Employment; Eugenics; Health; Housing; Telecommunications; Leadership; Legal; Motherhood; Sexuality; Sterilisation; Transport; Violence.

Australian Development Organisations

The Australian Council for International Development

The Australian Council for International Development (ACFID) is an independent national association of Australian non-government organisations (NGOs) working in the field of international aid and development. ACFID has some 80 members. It administers a Code of Conduct committing members to high standards of integrity and accountability.

The CBM-Nossal Institute Partnership for Disability Inclusive Development

This partnership between CBM Australia and the Nossal Institute for Global Health undertakes a range of activities, including capacity development, training, technical assistance and operational research, to promote disability inclusion within international development.

Australian Aid Resource and Training Guide

The Australian Aid Resource and Training Guide (AARTG) is a resource which everyone from practitioners to students can connect into the humanitarian/development world.

Department for Foreign Affairs and Trade

DFAT is now responsible for development and humanitarian assistance. They have developed a strategy for disability-inclusive development.

International organisations

United Nations Enable

UN Enable is the website for the United Nations body acting as a focal point for disability within the UN system. It has many resources relating to disability, including the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (CRPD), the most important UN Convention relating to disability.



UNESCAP produces the “Disability at a Glance” report, providing a profile of disability in regions and countries within Asia and the Pacific.


World Deaf Information Resource Project

Gallaudet University launched the World Deaf Information Resource Project in October 2009. It has contact information for deaf organisations around the world, as well as resources for deaf individuals and organisations.


International Disability Alliance 

The IDA was established in 1999 as a network of global and, since 2007, regional disabled people’s organizations (DPOs). The aim of IDA is to promote the effective and full implementation of the UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (CRPD) worldwide, as well as compliance with the CRPD within the UN system, through the active and coordinated involvement of representative organizations of persons with disabilities at the national, regional and international levels.


Rehabilitation International

RI is a global and diverse organization bringing together expertise from different sectors in the disability field, advancing and implementing the rights and inclusion of persons with disabilities.


Hesperian Foundation

Some great books for free download including A Health Handbook for Women with Disabilities, Disabled Village Children and Helping Children who are Blind.


International Online Resource Centre on Disability and Inclusion

An international online resource centre designed to strengthen the management, use and impact of information on disability and inclusion in development and humanitarian contexts.


Aid Workers Network

AWN is an online platform for aid, relief and development workers to ask and answer questions of each other, and to exchange resources and information.


Barefoot Guide

A resource for supporting sovereign autonomous organisations working for social change.


Center on Disability Studies, University of Hawaii at Manoa


The Review of Disability Studies: an International Journal


Regional Disability Organisations

Pacific Disability Forum

PDF was established in 2002 and officially inaugurated in 2004, to work towards inclusive, barrier-free, socially just, and gender equitable societies that recognize the human rights, citizenship, contribution and potential of people with disabilities in Pacific Countries and territories. PDF promotes and facilitates Pacific regional cooperation on disability-related concerns for the benefit of people with disabilities.


Pacific Forum Secretariat

If you are interested in finding out more about the situation for people with disabilities in Pacific countries, the Forum Secretariat has interesting information contained in individual country profiles. It also has regional information.


Disabled People’s International

Disabled People’s International (DPI) is a world cross-disability, self-help, human rights organizations of persons with disabilities established in 1981.The Asia Pacific Region (DPI-AP)has useful resources and links.


PNG National Disability Resource and Advocacy Centre


Human Rights

International Service for Human Rights

CONGO The Conference of NGOs in Consultative Relationship with the United Nations

Child Rights Information Network

HRC Human Rights Tools

Human Rights Index

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