In Brief

About the project

The Disability Rights Advocacy Fund (DRAF) and its sister-fund, the Disability Rights Fund (DRF), support organizations of persons with disabilities (OPDs) to advance the recognition of their rights as set forth in the UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities, as well as inclusive development as outlined in the Sustainable Development Goals. The Funds provide financial and technical resources to organizations of persons with disabilities in Africa, Asia, the Pacific Islands, and the Caribbean. DRF/DRAF contribute to the reduction of inequalities through strengthening disability rights and by including leadership from persons with disabilities across their work. They are committed to an intersectional approach, recognizing that the community is itself diverse and representing several identities. DRF/DRAF work on addressing the inclusion of persons with disabilities in discussions and decisions on all of today’s global issues, including gender equality, the climate crisis, and freedom of expression. DRF/DRAF are participatory grantmakers, with active Grantmaking Committees composed of donor representatives and global activists with disabilities, which—through a consensus process—review and monitor country strategies and make final grant decisions. With its grant, the Robert Bosch Stiftung enables DRAF to continue its work on further developing their advocacy strategy, updating and strengthening its grantmaking processes, as well as focusing on ongoing learning exchanges.

Contact person

Jen Bokoff
Director of Development
Disability Rights Fund
e-mail to Jen Bokoff

Contact at Robert Bosch Stiftung

Eve Nagel
Senior Project Manager
Phone+49 30 220025-360
e-mail to Eve Nagel