Global Advocacy Campaign (GAC)

Through the Global Advocacy Campaign, RI Global works with its members and partners to build the capacity of disabled persons’ organizations, civil society organizations, parliamentarians, government officials, the legal community and other key stakeholders on the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (CRPD) and how to work together and advocate for greater implementation of the CRPD worldwide.

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The GAC facilitates greater global ratification and implementation of the CRPD through the following three step approach:

Information: Creating and disseminating resources on the CRPD and implementation; documenting good practices; conducting trainings; producing publications and newsletters; issuing press releases; and facilitating collaboration by creating common campaign platforms.

Advocacy: Promoting disability rights and inclusion as well as implementation on the global and regional level through advocacy and outreach to multilateral institutions, participation at the United Nations, and through mobilization of RI’s global membership network. Advocacy campaigns entailing letter writing, outreach strategies, promotion of self advocates and targeted petitioning methods are used throughout the campaign.

Reform: Conducting national level research and preparing recommendations on disability legislation, especially those laws related to access to justice and legal capacity, in order to facilitate brining national law in line with the CRPD. In addition, national conference, workshops, and trainings are held to promote the recommendations and develop a unified plan of action for greater implementation, monitoring and enforcement of the CRPD.