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Rehabilitation International

Founded in 1922, RI promotes respect for the rights and empowerment of persons with disabilities worldwide through innovative efforts, including promoting their right of access to health care, technology, education, employment and justice. As a global network of experts, professionals and persons with disabilities in more than 100 countries, including the United States, RI advocates for a more inclusive and accessible society where persons with disabilities can exercise their rights on an equal basis as others. Venus Ilagan, Rehabilitation International Secretary-General was the first woman Chairperson of Disabled Peoples’ International, managed a national Philippines rehabilitation program for children with disabilities, continues leadership of the National Federation of Organization of People with Disabilities in the Philippines (KAMPI) and the Differently-Abled Women’s Network (DAWN).