Organisation: Leonard Cheshire Disability
In this programme, Leonard Cheshire Disability works with groups of young persons with disabilities, providing them with training in advocacy and campaigning skills, media skills and team building. They conduct campaigns aimed at community and government alike. They push for ratification of the UN CRPD where this applies. Where ratification has already happened they turn their attention to implementation. They get their message across through films, music and street theatre - whatever works. They have been widely credited with being influential in countries ratifying the UN CRPD (for example, Sierra Leone and Liberia) and in bringing about new laws (for example, Sri Lanka, the Philippines).