Advocacy

“Discrimination arises not as a result of the intrinsic nature of children’s disability,
but rather, as a consequence of lack of understanding and knowledge of its
causes and implications, fear of difference, fear of contagion or
contamination, or negative religious or cultural views of disability.”
~ UNICEF

Incorrect spiritual and cultural beliefs about disability often pose greater challenges for children with disabilities than their physical limitations. In the areas we work, many people do not expect children with disabilities to be productive members of society and some view them as cursed by witchcraft or God, which often results in their neglect, abandonment or even murder.

When we facilitate discussions about disability, participants often develop a more accurate understanding of the causes of disability and the issues impacting children with disabilities. Many of these participants then work to teach others what they have learned and provide innovative strategies to make their communities more inclusive.

Kupenda’s advocacy discussions and events have helped thousands of children with disabilities access the nutrition, education, medical care, and legal rights they deserve. Children who are healthy and fully included in all aspects of their communities also become a source of advocacy – they show others what is possible with the appropriate support and adequate resources.

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Public Resource Center
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Village Disability Awareness Days
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Village Disability Awareness Days

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