Advocacy for Inclusion (AFI) is an independent not-for-profit advocating for the rights of all people with disability.
We are a Disabled Peoples Organisation which means most of our board, members and staff are people with disabilities.
The role of AFI is to support the voice of people with disabilities, their rights, will and preferences both at the individual, self, and systemic advocacy levels.
We support standards set out in the United Nations’ Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities. We work within a human rights framework and we are signed onto the ACT Human Rights Act in 2013.
VISION: People with disabilities achieve self-determination and equality through disability rights
MISSION: To provide advocacy services to people with disability in the ACT and region, to enable everyone to overcome discrimination and empower them to control their lives and participate in the community
AFI acknowledges and pays respect to the Traditional Custodians of the lands across Australia on which our members live and work, and to their Elders, past, present, and future. We pay respect to the Ngunnawal people as the Traditional Custodians of the land on which AFI’s office stands. We pay our respects to those amongst the lesbian, gay, bisexual, trans, and intersex communities who have worked to support the improved health and wellbeing of their peers, children, families, friends, and country. We honour the elders in the diverse communities of which we are a part, and we celebrate the extraordinary diversity of people’s bodies, genders, sexualities, and relationships that they represent.