Advocacy Contact Person:Jeeja Ghosh, Head: Advocacy and Disability Studies & Ankur Advocacy Group

'Ankur' Self Advocacy Group: Formed in 2003, this group of activists are working with many community groups for the implementation of the United Nations Convention for the Rights of Persons with Disability. This international convention -to which India is a signatory- focuses on equal participation, rights, access and opportunities and the critical role of persons with disability in decision making in matters pertaining to their lives.

Ankur works in close collaboration with other activists’ group not only in the field of disability but also related to wider human issues. It has close links with Government and Non-Government bodies and is an integral part of all IICP events and programmes for community awareness, training and sensitization. Their focus this year is ACCESS.

The Ankur Advocacy Group believes that this struggle for equal rights and opportunities in all aspects of life is not for persons with disability alone. This is a movement for civil rights and liberties and all members of civil society - disabled or otherwise - should join in. Only then will there be success and social change.

If you want to join the movement for social change, contact us.