Perspektiva is a Russian disability non-governmental organization (NGO), founded in March of 1997. From 1994-1997, Perspektiva served as the representative office of the World Institute Disability (WID), a US-based NGO. Perspektiva aims to promote independence and an improved quality of life for persons with disabilities in the Russian community.
We are committed to:
building the capacity of grassroots disability organizations working for equal rights and an improved quality of life for people with disabilities;
assisting people with disabilities and their families to acquire new skills and knowledge to become fully participating members of society and to gain equal access to inclusive education and employment;
educating professionals, officials, parents, students, employers and other members of the community about disability issues to break down physical and psychological barriers that people with disabilities face.
The Sochi Paralympic Games have highlighted ongoing spats between Russia and the U.S. over the crisis in Ukraine, but they have also thrust international adoptions into the spotlight as another bone of contention between the two former Cold War powers.