Principles underpinning our advocacy approach
We follow CBM Global’s partnership principles and for our advocacy work, we commit to the following:
A shared vision of change: we commit to the co-production and co-creation of our advocacy strategies, campaigns and programmes in partnership with OPDs and other groups such as informal self-help groups and movements for social justice.
Building OPD capacity for advocacy: we commit to supporting the capacity development of OPDs and partner with them by way of skills transfers, technical support and other means, such as supporting organisational development on advocacy.
Adhering to human rights and international humanitarian law and principles: we commit to linking our advocacy work to policies that are grounded in specific human rights or international humanitarian law as well as in evidence from our own programmes or from research.
We are conscious of power dynamics: we commit to continuous learning and taking the necessary actions needed to rebalance power between CBM Global and its partners.
Accountability to OPDs and the wider disability movement: we see OPDs as our key stakeholders/partners in our advocacy work. We commit to holding ourselves accountable to all actions that we implement in carrying out our advocacy framework.