Co-winner of the Nobel Peace Prize, Handicap International supports people with disabilities and other vulnerable populations living in conflict and disaster zones and in situations of exclusion and extreme poverty.
Handicap International(HI) is a non governmental organization (NGO) headquartered in France and Belgium. Founded in 1982 with the initial intention of providing assistance to refugee camps in Thailand and Cambodia, the organization has since expanded and now has operations in over 60 countries worldwide, including operational branches in Switzerland, Luxembourg, United Kingdom, Germany, Canada and the United States. The mission of the organization has expanded beyond initial conception as well, now aiming more broadly to help people with disabilties and vulnerable people in situations of poverty, exclusion, conflict, and disaster. Handicap International is one of the 6 founding members of the International Campaign to Ban Landmines which received the Nobel Peace Prize in 1997.
In its own words pertaining to inclusive employment, ‘Handicap International promotes the inclusion of people with disabilities in decent, income-generating employment to break the cycle of poverty, contribute to the overall development of a country, and boost the dignity and independence of people with disabilities. The organization and its partners take a variety of approaches to helping people with disabilities earn a living including Vocational Training, Micro- Enterprises, and Salaried Employment.’
To learn more about Handicap International, please visit: http://www.handicap-international.us/