Welcome To Samarthyam
Samarthyam is a civil society and research organization founded by persons with disabilities in 1994 and registered in 2001. Samarthyam is accredited by United Nations Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC). We are currently working in five countries of Asia Pacific Region- India, Bangladesh, Nepal, Sri Lanka and Philippines.
Under its Project “National Centre for Accessible Environments”, it evaluates, develops, and promotes universal accessibility in built & outdoor environments, transportation systems, information communication technology and products. Samarthyam’s goal is to promote the understanding and implementation of accessibility of the sustainable built, social and virtual environments, using the guiding principles of Universal Design and articles of the CRPD.
Under its Project and Campaign “Women with Disabilities Forum for Action”, Samarthyam promote, ensure and uphold rights of girls and women with disabilities. We undertake research, policy advocacy, safety audits and trainings on disability & sexuality; gender friendly accessible services and facilities in health, education, employment/livelihood, public spaces, street designs, public transport etc. We organize sensitization and awareness raising workshops to empower girls and women with disabilities to stand for their own rights.