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Join our campaign urging governments to ratify the African Disability Protocol.

We want to see disability rights respected across Africa. 

80 million people living in Africa have a disability and many of them face stigma, discrimination and the denial of their human rights. By ratifying the African Disability Protocol (ADP), African governments are demonstrating their commitment to promote and protect the rights of people with disabilities.

Watch our video to find out more about the African Disability Protocol.

How to get involved

Across Africa, countries are realising they can no longer ignore the rights of people with disabilities. We are calling on governments to act now and #RatifyTheADP 

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African governments must #RatifyTheADP to tackle discrimination and inequality, and uphold the rights of millions of people with disabilities across the continent.

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African nations must take the lead in creating an inclusive, progressive society where no one is left behind. Be on the right side of history. Create change. Uphold disability rights. #RatifyTheADP

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What do all of these countries have in common? They are all close to ratifying the African Disability Protocol. Which country will be next to #RatifyTheADP?

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How will my support make a difference?

1. Individual action

Sharing posts on social media will help us influence governments and decision-makers worldwide.

2. Strength in numbers

The more voices we have, the further our message will spread, increasing its power and its influence.

3. Global impact

When our message reaches key decision-makers, they can enact vital policies that can change lives.

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Read more about our ADP campaign

Our work on the ADP

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Accessibility tips

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2. Keep links in full rather than scrambling them with a link shortener, so users know what they are clicking on.

3. If using video content with audio, add subtitles so the video can be understood without sound.

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If you have any questions about using this toolkit or about the campaign, email [email protected]