Strategies for Change

Independent Living Movement Ireland

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A programme for disabled activists to explore how we can bring about change.

Organised by ILMI and funded by Rethink Ireland, this programme is delivered online with emerging disabled activists developing collective learning, sharing and collaborating to help build a New Ireland where disabled people can fully participate in an inclusive society as equals.

The Strategies for Change website bring together the resources used in the online training for to build an online legacy that can be used by disabled activists from across the country to work collectively to build an inclusive Ireland. In the year that Ireland makes its first report to the UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (UNCRPD), more than ever, disabled people’s voices need to be heard.

ILMI’s innovative online project has 26 sections on a range of topics to build collective approaches to build equality. Many of the sections feature video clips recorded during the Strategies for Change.

Some of the sections were delivered by experienced disabled activists on topics such as disability equality, intersectionality and the social model of disability.

Other sections feature experts from the Irish Human Rights Equality Commission (IHREC), the Free Legal Advice Centre (FLAC), Values Lab and the National Women’s Council of Ireland (NWCI) covering topics such as the role of Public Participation Networks, the Public Sector Duty, Equality Legislation and the role of values in bringing about change.

Each of the topics also feature additional resources relating to the topic so that Strategies for Change has a legacy resource that can be accessed by any disabled activist passionate about learning more and looking to build their analysis.

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