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IFES Inclusive Digital Advocacy Toolkit

The International Foundation for Electoral Systems (IFES) provides this Inclusive Digital Advocacy Toolkit as a new resource to support civil society organizations (CSOs), organizations of persons with disabilities (OPDs) and diverse advocates to use social media and technology in advocacy activities. As the COVID-19 pandemic has disproportionately impacted marginalized communities such as young people, persons with disabilities, LGBTQI+ persons, women, rural communities, ethnic and religious minorities, Indigenous Peoples and others, digital advocacy has been a key tool in bridging the gap between advocates and decision-makers. The Inclusive Digital Advocacy Toolkit includes tips, detailed steps and specific examples of how advocates can add digital advocacy to their existing and future advocacy initiatives.

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The Alliance Accountability Toolkit for Road Safety

The Alliance Accountability Toolkit is a set of practical tools that empowers activists and NGOs to hold their governments accountable for the safety of all road users. Using the Accountability Toolkit, you will play your part in reducing road deaths and injuries, contributing to SDG 3.6 and the Decade of Action for Road Safety 2021–2030. You will also help make our world safer, cleaner, more livable, more equitable, and more sustainable.

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Breaking Blind Stereotypes

Media can often misrepresent the blind and visually impaired community, but how are negative stereotypes shown in media, how do they impact perceptions of sight loss, and what is the Supercrip Stereotype? Catalin Brylla works in the specialist field of...
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Blindness and Painting

This web resource is about blindness and painting. It features a documentary called “The Terry Fragments”, which depicts blind painter Terry Hopwood-Jackson’s painting process. After becoming blind, Terry has developed a unique painting process and style, which allows him to execute all stages by himself, apart from mixing the colours. He uses plasticine to create the outlines and textures, which he then paints and varnishes. One painting may take him several weeks to several months, depending on how motivated and inspired he is.

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Promoting the Rights of People with Disabilities through the Media

This project creates awareness on how disabled people are portrayed in the media. One of the ways disabilities in media advocate for positive disability identity and making of disabilities an integrable difference in an ablest world is through giving space and voice to people with disabilities to share their stories and lived experiences, contribute to advocacy projects and be a part of advocacy campaigns. This website supports the agential rights of people with disabilities to tell their stories in a way that informs the media.

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Mental Health Resource Kit from Kenya

This resource kit centres around the documentary “What’s Eating My Mind”. The film depicts the insightful and deeply personal story of living with bipolar disorder in Kenya, where the issue of mental health is often taboo. Noella Luka was living out her dream of studying filmmaking in the US when a manic episode turned her life upside down. She was hospitalized and diagnosed with bipolar disorder. She quit film school, returned to Kenya, and picked up a camera. For years, Noella has kept a record of her battle with bipolar disorder and her search for answers to one burning question: ‘What Is Eating My Mind?’

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