Leave No Woman Behind!

The new AU Protocol: Intersectional, Progressive, a ground-breaking tool to advance the rights of women and girls with disabilities

Display of the page 1 of our advocacy tool on the AU Protocol, with 5 key points.

In Africa, the gender legal framework does not sufficiently include women and girls with diverse identities. The new Protocol to the Charter on Human and Peoples' Rights on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities is ground-breaking: it offers a unique intersectional approach, it is a localized and progressive tool to uphold the rights of women and girls with disabilities.

Discover the Advocacy Tools we have developed to help you advocate for the rights of women and girls with disabilities. Use this Protocol to avance rights of women and girls in your country, call for ratification, demand new provisions to ensure women and girls with disabilities are better included, protected, heard!

Making It Work united with COVAW, FIDA-Kenya and UDPK to elaborate those 2 advocacy tools: the Protocol seen with a gender lens, the Protocol seen with an age lens.

Special thanks to Rebecca Andrews from Washington University, Seattle, USA.

What's new for African Women with Disabilities?

These gender-focused advocacy tools (2 and 4 pages) will help you advocate and communicate around the new AU Protocol on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities. Learn and articulate how the Protocol is ground-breaking!

1 - Women with Disabilities are Uniquely Prioritized

2- Fighting Against Discrimination by Association

3- Protection from Harmful Practices

4 - Progressive Disability Inclusive Gender Perspectives

5 - Unprecedented Protection of Girls with Disabilities

You will find below the Gender focused advocacy tool (2 pages) along with 2 pages of more explanations to help you with in-depth advocacy - in the short 2 pages version or in the full 4 pages version.

What's new for African Children, Youth, and Older Persons with Disabilities?

This 4-pages advocacy tool will help you advocate and communicate around the new AU Protocol on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities. Learn and articulate how the Protocol is ground-breaking!

1- Defending the Rights of African Children with Disabilities of the 21st Century

2- No Longer Ignored: Youth with Disabilities

3- Protecting the Growing Populations of Older Persons

You will find below the advocacy tool (2 pages) along with 2 pages of more explanations to help you with in-depth advocacy - in the short 2 pages version or in the full 4 pages version.