"As disabled persons have equal rights, they also have equal obligations. It is their duty to take part in the building of society. Societies must raise the level of expectation as far as disabled persons are concerned, and in so doing mobilise their full resources for social change . . .
The role of [organisations of disabled persons] includes providing a voice of their own, identifying needs, expressing views on priorities, evaluating services and advocating change and public awareness. As a vehicle for 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 be encouraged."
United Nations World Programme of Action concerning Disabled Persons, Paragraphs 26 and 28
This kit looks at how organisations of disabled people can improve their structures and the way they work; how they can train and develop individuals to benefit the whole group; how the organisation itself can then become a better tool for changing the community and the lives of disabled people.
The kit is designed for members of big and small organisations run by and for disabled people.
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