Wednesday, 17 July 2013

Join us for a day of action on disability inclusive development

Today, 17 July 2013, is a Day of Action to campaign for the appointment of an Ambassador for Disability-Inclusive Development within the Australian Government's overseas aid program, AusAID.

On this day, the Australian Disability and Development Consortium and a number of other organisations including AFAO, are asking Parliamentarians to speak up for Disability Inclusive Development (DID) and therefore be able to say ‘we DID it’.

ADDC members are also calling upon politicians to increase Australia’s aid budget in the 2013-14 budget; champion disability in the post-Millennium Development Goal framework; and include people with psychosocial disabilities within Australia’s aid program.

You can show your support by:

  • writing to the Foreign Minister and the newly appointed Minister for International Development to commend the proposal of an AusAID Ambassador for Disability-Inclusive Development, and
  • sharing your support for including people with disability in Australia’s aid program via social media #weDIDit  @ADDCnews

Suggested tweets


  • It’s #weDIDit Day! Calling on our government to support an AusAID ambassador for Disability Inclusive Development @ADDCnews
  • [nsert politician handle] support #weDIDit day of action & an AusAID ambassador for Disability Inclusive Development @ADDCnews
  • @MelissaParkeMP great opportunity in your new role: support an AusAID ambassador for Disability Inclusive Development #weDIDit @ADDCnews

Suggested Facebook posts


  • Proudly supporting the ‘we D.I.D it’ national day of action for Disability Inclusive Development. Australia’s foreign aid program is leading the world in its work and focus on people with disability. Share this post & stand up for D.I.D!
  • I’m getting on board the ‘we D.I.D it’ national day of action and supporting the call for a Disability-Inclusive Development Ambassador within AusAID. Show your support too! Write to the Foreign Minister Mr Bob Carr and the new Minister for International Development Ms Melissa Parke.


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