Advocacy: a rights issue: a reflection document, 2001.

Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10147/560487
Title:
Advocacy: a rights issue: a reflection document, 2001.
Authors:
Birmingham, Deborah; Forum of People with Disabilities.
Citation:
Forum of People with Disabilities. 2001. Advocacy: a rights issue: a reflection document, 2001. Dublin: Forum of People with Disabilities.
Publisher:
Forum of People with Disabilities
Issue Date:
Dec-2001
URI:
http://hdl.handle.net/10147/560487
Item Type:
Report
Language:
en
Description:
"Advocacy in my opinion is the Politics of Empowerment. Choices and Rights often remain aspirational rather than actual in disabled peoples lives. Advocacy and the role of advocates are central to collective and cultural change. Its not just about role-modelling its about actual words that articulate an experience of vulnerability and oppression. Advocacy, for me, is knowing that other people are going to pull me through a tough time. Discrimination is not just a one-off incident, its a schematic process, which annihilates your self-esteem and ultimately breaks or shapes your identity Advocacy is about not colluding with the system or the status quo. As a disabled woman, my advocates come from two different communities: the Traveller community and the Disability Community Advocates actually explain what sexism or racism is and then leave you with the tools to tackle the specific issues in your life." Rosaleen McDonagh National Traveller Women's Forum; Chairperson, Centre of Independent Living
Keywords:
ADVOCACY; DISCRIMINATION; SELF-ESTEEM; PEOPLE WITH LEARNING DISABILITY; GYPSIES AND TRAVELLERS

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DC FieldValue Language
dc.contributor.authorBirmingham, Deborahen
dc.contributor.authorForum of People with Disabilities.en
dc.date.accessioned2015-07-15T15:04:47Zen
dc.date.available2015-07-15T15:04:47Zen
dc.date.issued2001-12en
dc.identifier.citationForum of People with Disabilities. 2001. Advocacy: a rights issue: a reflection document, 2001. Dublin: Forum of People with Disabilities.en
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10147/560487en
dc.description"Advocacy in my opinion is the Politics of Empowerment. Choices and Rights often remain aspirational rather than actual in disabled peoples lives. Advocacy and the role of advocates are central to collective and cultural change. Its not just about role-modelling its about actual words that articulate an experience of vulnerability and oppression. Advocacy, for me, is knowing that other people are going to pull me through a tough time. Discrimination is not just a one-off incident, its a schematic process, which annihilates your self-esteem and ultimately breaks or shapes your identity Advocacy is about not colluding with the system or the status quo. As a disabled woman, my advocates come from two different communities: the Traveller community and the Disability Community Advocates actually explain what sexism or racism is and then leave you with the tools to tackle the specific issues in your life." Rosaleen McDonagh National Traveller Women's Forum; Chairperson, Centre of Independent Livingen
dc.language.isoenen
dc.publisherForum of People with Disabilitiesen
dc.subjectADVOCACYen
dc.subjectDISCRIMINATIONen
dc.subjectSELF-ESTEEMen
dc.subjectPEOPLE WITH LEARNING DISABILITYen
dc.subjectGYPSIES AND TRAVELLERSen
dc.titleAdvocacy: a rights issue: a reflection document, 2001.en
dc.typeReporten
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