Organizations of Persons with Disabilities (OPDs) can play an important role as intermediary bodies between policymakers and persons with disabilities. Strengthening these representative organisations can help achieve these aims and broader access to the enjoyment of fundamental human rights and freedoms on an equal basis with others.

The purpose of this document is to:

  • Document and share CBM Global and partners’ learning about OPD strengthening
  • Draw upon recognized good practices and evidence from Asia and Africa
  • Share the perspectives of stakeholders involved in the OPD strengthening programme in Asia and Africa for persons with psychosocial disabilities and or mental health conditions.