Section A: Advocacy for Accessibility

Suggestions on how to advocate for accessibility and how to address common objections and preconceived ideas


UNICEF is in a strategic position to influence how accessibility is taken into account in development and emergency projects. In fact, as UNICEF collaborates with diverse stakeholders – including governments, United Nations agencies, donors, civil society, non-governmental organizations, and academia – UNICEF staff members are well placed to advocate for the accessibility of programmes and premises to promote the inclusion and participation of children and adults with disabilities.

Therefore, when working with implementing partners, UNICEF should reinforce the necessity for infrastructure accessibility in both development and humanitarian contexts, by making accessibility a requirement when working on new projects.

To be able to do so, UNICEF staff members must first become familiar with accessibility frameworks and principles, both internal and international, so their advocacy is informed, efficient and convincing.

SECTION A of this toolkit provides strategies to advocate for accessibility with stakeholders and partners (tips, FAQs) and arguments to reply to common objections and preconceived ideas (misconceptions).


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