Disability Inclusive Education

Access to quality education can help the estimated 93 to 150 million children with disabilities worldwide overcome barriers to learning.

Millions of children and youth with disabilities, especially girls, are denied the right to quality, inclusive, and equitable education. This is often due to stigma, poor data collection, and a lack of knowledge on how to make learning and work environments inclusive. This results in an over-representation of people with disabilities among the world’s illiterate and among the poorest of the poor.

Disability inclusive education helps to foster a culture of respect and belonging in schools. By creating an environment where everyone is fair to one another, accepting individual differences becomes the norm, resulting in reduced levels of gender-based violence, crime, bullying, and discrimination.

View the Disability Inclusive Education Toolkit