Tag Archives: "Advocacy"

Celebrating the Day of the African Child 2019

In the lead up to the celebrations of The Day of the African Child on Sunday, we share with you a report from our partner USDC on how they have begun to mark the occasion by attending a National Symposium where children took part in the discussions on their rights. “The Day of the African […]

AbleChildAfrica Goes to the Disability Summit – Anthony Ford-Shubrook

On the 24th of July, I attended the Global Disability Summit joint organised by the Department for International Development (DFID), the International Disability Alliance (IDA), and the government of Kenya, in the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park. Organisations and governments gathered from all over the world, to express the urgency to help the one billion people […]

I Am Able: First Disability Rights campaign of its kind in the Caribbean, Harry Chikasamba

Harry is a founding member of AbleChildAfrica’s Youth Council. Since joining in 2016, he has been a driving force in the Council’s advocacy work and continues to advise and support AbleChildAfrica through the Youth Council from Malawi, where he returned earlier this year.  In early December 2017, the Commonwealth Youth Council in conjunction with the […]

Our Youth Ambassador reflects on the World Humanitarian Summit

I have just returned from the World Humanitarian Summit where I was representing AbleChildAfrica. I had the privilege to meet young disabled activists from all over the world, and hear their inspirational stories about what they were doing to progress the rights of persons with disabilities in their own countries as well as internationally. Ivan […]


Inclusion does matter and is needed to make the SDGs a reality

Today marks International Day of Persons with Disabilities, and this year’s theme is ‘Inclusion matters: access and empowerment for people of all abilities’ Alongside our partners, AbleChildAfrica tackle the barriers to inclusion for disabled children and young people. We believe that education can be the key, the game changer, to disabled children being able to […]


What do the SDGs mean for African civil society?

Ruth Wanjiku is the Programmes and Advocacy Intern with AbleChildAfrica. After speaking to Sarah Musau, Project Officer at Action Network for Disabled Youth in Kenya, Ruth shares her thoughts on the SDGs and their relevance to African civil society. What do SDGs mean for African civil society? ‘Yes’ said the representatives of 193 nations of […]


What do the Global Goals Mean for Disability?

Global Goals On September 25th 2015, 193 world leaders adopted the 17 Global Goals to end extreme poverty, fight inequality & injustice and tackle climate change within the next 15 years. A collective effort from civil society and disability advocates, including AbleChildAfrica, has resulted in a 2030 Agenda that is inclusive of disabled people – […]

Anthony presenting during the 'Leave No Young Person Behind' Panel Discussion

AbleChildAfrica at the DFID Youth Summit

On 12 September AbleChildAfrica Youth Advocate Anthony Ford-Shubrook and AbleChildAfrica Programmes and Advocacy Officer Jenny Bowie, joined hundreds of young people who gathered in London at the first ever Youth Summit held at the Department for International Development (DFID). The summit was designed by young people for young people and focused on the future of our world in light of the […]


AbleChildAfrica is #UpForSchool!

AbleChildAfrica has joined the #UpForSchool campaign, which is calling on world leaders to make education a priority to ensure the 59 million out of school children gain their right to education. One out of three children who are out of school have a disability, and without focusing global efforts on tackling the barriers disabled children […]