REDI – Red por los derechos de las personas con discapacidad (National network for the rights of persons with disabilities) is a disability persons organization ("DPO") which exclusively works doing advocacy for the rights of persons with disability under the social model of disability.
REDI is a cross-disability DPO with a strong gender focus on its policies and strategies.
Since its creation in 1996, REDI has been involved into the human rights movement under the slogan "include ourselves in others fights to fight for our inclusion". Under this principle, REDI has become one of the most recognized DPO in the country within the human rights movement.
REDI is a member of the boards of the International Disability Alliance (IDA) and the Global Partnership for Disability and Development (GPDD).
"Nothing about us without us" had always been a policy in REDI and the main actions of this DPO were directed to provide voice to those who have not.
Since the beginning, REDI had advocated for the structural reforms that condemn the group of persons with disabilities to live under an oppressive system on the path of facilitating access to this group for the political arena, which we consider the key element to democracy.
REDI focused its energy for the past 10 years on claiming for labor rights adding several other fields like accessibility, access to justice, autonomy, legal capacity, among others to support the goal of providing access to jobs to persons with disability.
The most recent actions were addressed to guarantee constitutional fake cartier employment quotas in the Government City of Buenos Aires, both in the public sector and in companies concessionaires of public services.
In addition, REDI initiated an autonomy project in southern region of Patagonia and northwest region of Puna with the purpose to mainstream disability rights to the communities from both areas, procuring to involve women and indigenous movements.