Asoc. Iniciativas y Estudios Sociales (AIES)

Misson and activities:

AIES (Spain). It was set up in 1997 by people coming from other NGO’s working in the field of disability. Its members gathered more than 25 years of expertise in the social arena and they played important roles at national and international level being the motor of several initiatives in the field of Independent Living, violence and gender issues. They decided to focus exclusively on these three topics in the believe that research has been carried out by disabled women and men themselves in very few occasions.

Our non governmental, non-profit, organization works at the international level.

We consider ourselves as part of the international Independent Living and Disability Rights Movement.

Our organization is 100% run, controlled and represented by disabled people.

We have expertise, or are interested in cooperating with other organizations, in the areas of:

Awareness raising.
Education and vocational training.
Independent Living Skills Training.
International development and disability.
Peer support.
Personal assistance.
Universal design.
Women and disability.
Disability and Information Society.
We have cooperated with organizations in other countries before:
DPI, European Disability Forum, Swedish Forum on Women and Disability (SE),DPI-IT (I)INRCA (I), ZsL Mainz (G), DISABILITY NOW (GR) Cosorzio ECO (I), THE THRESHOLD (Fin), The Kidney Patients (SE), DWD (D), IWA (IRL), DP-EVH (UK), NewLink (UK), etc.

We may be able to refer disabled persons to wheelchair accessible housing or transportation or other services in our city.

People planning to come to our city are welcome to contact us to find out about accessibility and services in Vedra (A Coruña). We may be able to help with information.

Contact us:

Contact person:Marita Iglesias
Home page:
Address:Tomonde, 16 -Sta. Cruz de Ribadulla
VEDRA - 15885 (A Coruña)
Vedra (A Coruña)

This entry added: Monday 24th November 1997. (record #10) Changed: Tuesday 21st June 2005.