The Atlas Alliance is an umbrella organization of disabled persons' organizations working to promote the rights and improve the living conditions of people with disabilities in the Global South. Our goals are equal rights for all and that all Norwegian development aid and humanitarian efforts are inclusive.
The Atlas Alliance was established by organizations of persons with disabilities in 1981.
The organizations that created the foundation were The Norwegian Association of Disabled (Handikapforbundet), The Norwegian Federation of Organisations of Disabled Persons (Funksjonshemmedes Fellesorganisasjon), The Norwegian Association of Blind and Partially Sighted (Blindeforbundet), The Norwegian Association of Persons with Developmental Disabilities (Norsk forbund for utviklingshemmede). Later The Norwegian Association for Spina Bifida and Hydrocephalus (Ryggmargsbrokk- og Hydrocefalusforeningen) and The Signo Foundation have joined the alliance.
The Atlas Alliance primarily contributes with support to the disabled persons' organizations and their solidarity work with partner organizations in the south with funds from Norad and other sources, including from NRK's TV campaign. The Atlas Alliance can also support other organizations' inclusive aid work, such as "Together for Inclusion".