Principles of Disability Advocacy

Our principles recognise organisational autonomy & diversity across the advocacy sector while identifying ethical principles that underpin effective advocacy practice & state the goals of disability advocacy.

The principles of disability advocacy recognise that advocates:

  • Promote equal opportunity for people with disability to participate in all areas of life
     

  • Work to promote & uphold the rights of people with disability within the Human Rights & Social Models of Disability 

It's our mission is to enable recognition & respect for our artists in a fully integrated inclusive arts sector, free from barriers.

Human Rights Model of Disability

Publishing permission provided by our supporting ally Disability Advocacy Resource Unit (DARU)

History of Human Rights

Publishing permission provided by our supporting ally Disability Advocacy Resource Unit (DARU)

Disability advocacy is NOT about making decisions for others but rather centered around the core principles of human rights of people with disability, including:

 

  • Respect for inherent dignity, individual autonomy including the freedom to make one’s own choices, & independence of persons
     

  • Non-discrimination
     

  • Full & effective participation & inclusion in society
     

  • Respect for difference & acceptance of persons with disabilities as part of human diversity & humanity
     

  • Equality of opportunity
     

  • Accessibility
     

  • Respect for the evolving capacities of persons with disabilities
     

  • Respect for the right of persons to preserve their identities

By measuring our impact, sharing our leanings & building partnerships both in Australia & globally, we can create a greater impact, together!