Advocacy: a rights issue: a reflection document, 2001.
|dc.contributor.author||Forum of People with Disabilities.|
|dc.identifier.citation||Forum of People with Disabilities. 2001. Advocacy: a rights issue: a reflection document, 2001. Dublin: Forum of People with Disabilities.||en|
|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 Living||en|
|dc.publisher||Forum of People with Disabilities||en|
|dc.subject||PEOPLE WITH LEARNING DISABILITY||en|
|dc.subject||GYPSIES AND TRAVELLERS||en|
|dc.title||Advocacy: a rights issue: a reflection document, 2001.||en|