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Ratify the African Disability Protocol

A woman with Albenism sits holding her child

The African Disability Protocol (ADP) is a human rights treaty that addresses discrimination affecting people with disabilities living in African countries.

The treaty was adopted in 2018 by the African Union – but for it to become legally binding, member states of the African Union must sign and ratify it.

In 2022, Equal World launched a new campaign calling on African governments to ratify the ADP and protect the rights of people with disabilities across the continent. We’re campaigning with partners in Benin, Ghana, Guinea Bissau, Mozambique, Senegal, Sierra Leone, Tanzania, Togo, Zambia and Zimbabwe to make this happen.

Learn why ratifying the protocol is so important, and read on to see how you can get involved.

Watch our video explaining the African Disability Protocol.

How to take action

Share on social media

You can spread the word today by sharing our messages on social media. Read our social media toolkit for ways to get involved.

Join the campaign

Are you interested in joining the campaign or working on ratification in your own country? For more details, Email Grace Antwi-Atsu.

Together we are stronger

The Ghana Federation of Disability Organisations and Sightsavers co-hosted a side event on the African Disability Protocol as part of the Global Disability Summit held in February 2022.

The event called for collaboration in order to achieve ratification of the ADP. Watch a video of the session here.

Be part of the Equal World global community

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