There are between 180 million and 220 million young people with disabilities worldwide, and nearly 80% live in developing countries. For young people with disabilities, finding a job that delivers a fair income, rights and good career prospects can be a huge challenge. Young women with disabilities usually face even greater challenges due to prejudices in society about disability and gender.
As part of Futuremakers, we’ve launched projects in Bangladesh, Kenya and Pakistan to support young people with disabilities to secure employment so they can participate fully in society. To do this, we work with individuals,and employers, and address gaps in labour market systems so they can adapt and be more inclusive.