Local disability activists in Africa and Asia are working to ensure every disabled person gets a fighting chance at living their best life. You can help them to reach more people and become more effective in bringing social change.
What are the results?
Supporting disability activists enables disabled people's organisations to become functioning organisations and powerful movements for change.
With this type of capacity building support, these organisations and movements are:
- Able to self-organise and expand their agenda.
- More effective in supporting disabled people to access opportunities.
- Skilled in campaigning for changes in attitudes, policies, practice.
- Able to connect with other groups and activists to work together for a common cause.
Our theory of change works.
Stronger disabled people's organisations mean a stronger disability movement. The further the movement reaches out, the more disabled people are empowered. The more disabled people are empowered, the more they engage with their community, civil society, service providers and power holders. In this way, understanding of disability shifts and attitudes towards disabled people change.
Supporting activists to challenge and change people's ideas and beliefs is a broad and gradual process, and by no means easy. Effective and sustainable capacity building is dynamic, complex and sometimes frustrating, but ultimately it works. When attitudes and behaviours towards disability change, disabled people experience greater equality and greater inclusion in all areas of life.