Disability Awareness in Action Resource Kit No. 2, Consultation and Influence

DAA's Consultation and Influence Resource Kit helps to unite organisations as advocates for their own rights to influence decision-makers in governments and all sectors of society. Internet publication URLs: www.independentliving.org/docs2/daakit21.html and www.independentliving.org/docs2/daa2.pdf (146 KB)

Consultation and Influence

 

Published by
Disability Awareness in Action
11 Belgrave Road, London SWIV IRB, United Kingdom
Company Limited by Guarantee and Incorporated in England. Registered No.2587833 Registered Charity No.1002155
ISBN 1 898037 01 9
DAA is funded through the generosity of the British and Canadian governments, ICCO, the Platinum Trust and Charity Projects.
The Independent Living Institute expreses thanks to Disability Awareness in Action for the permission to reprint this manual on its website.

Download the Consultation and Influence Kit as a PDF file (143 KB)


Contents

 

Part One. Influence
  1. Why Influence is Important
  2. What is Influence
  3. Who to Influence
  4. How to Influence
  5. Action Ideas
  6. How Government Works
  7. Long-term Influence
  Part Two. Documents
  1. Introduction
  2. International
  3. Regional
  4. National
  Part Three. Source
  1. Addresses
  2. Publications
  3. Words
"All over the world, disabled persons have started to unite in organisations as advocates for their own rights to influence decision-makers in governments and all sectors of society. The role of these organisations includes providing a voice of their own, identifying needs, expressing views on priorities, evaluating services and advocating change and public awareness. As a vehicle of self-development, these organisations provide the opportunity to develop skills in the negotiation process, organisational abilities, mutual support, information-sharing and often vocational skills and opportunities. In view of their vital importance in the process of participation, it is imperative that their development should be encouraged." (WPA/28)

    From the United Nations World Programme of Action concerning Disabled Persons

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