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Advocacy and lobbying

At the Uganda National Association for the Blind (UNAB), we are dedicated to championing the rights and interests of individuals with visual impairments through advocacy and lobbying efforts. As an organization committed to promoting inclusivity, accessibility, and equality, we recognize the importance of raising awareness, influencing policies, and effecting systemic change to create a more inclusive society for all.

Raising Awareness

One of the primary objectives of our advocacy efforts is to raise awareness about the challenges faced by individuals with visual impairments and the barriers to inclusion they encounter in various aspects of life. Through public education campaigns, community outreach programs, and media engagement, we strive to shed light on issues such as accessibility, discrimination, and the need for greater support services. By increasing public understanding and empathy, we can build momentum for positive change and foster a culture of inclusivity and acceptance.

Influencing Policies

In addition to raising awareness, UNAB engages in lobbying efforts aimed at influencing policies and legislation to better serve the needs of individuals with visual impairments. We work closely with government agencies, policymakers, and lawmakers to advocate for the implementation of inclusive policies and the enforcement of existing laws that protect the rights of individuals with disabilities. Whether it’s advocating for the inclusion of accessibility features in public infrastructure or pushing for the adoption of inclusive education policies in schools, we are committed to driving systemic change that promotes equality and empowers individuals with visual impairments to fully participate in society.

Empowering the Community

At the heart of our advocacy efforts is a commitment to empowering individuals with visual impairments to become advocates for themselves and their community. Through training programs, workshops, and leadership development initiatives, we equip individuals with the knowledge, skills, and confidence they need to effectively advocate for their rights and amplify their voices. By empowering individuals to advocate for themselves, we are fostering a culture of self-advocacy and empowerment that strengthens the entire community.


Advocacy and lobbying are essential tools in UNAB’s arsenal as we work towards our vision of a society where individuals with visual impairments are treated with dignity, respect, and equality. By raising awareness, influencing policies, and empowering individuals to advocate for themselves, we are driving positive change and building a more inclusive society for all. As we continue our advocacy efforts, we invite others to join us in our mission to create a world where everyone, regardless of ability, has the opportunity to thrive and succeed. Together, we can make a difference.