My digital action campaign is titled #WIFI - Women Inspire for Inclusion. The goal of the campaign is to build a community of women who share similar experiences as a mothers or spouses of persons with disabilities. I am targeting to engage about 100 women on the platform by July 2016 from across Africa. This will offer these women the opportunity to share their experiences and inspire each other thereby strengthening their voices towards disability advocacy. When the campaign becomes successful women who are related to persons with disabilities as mothers or spouses will have a source of strength, mentorship and a platform to amplify their voices on disability rights advocacy.
In reaching my goal I will launch the campaign during the event tagged “Strengthening family support for disability advocacy” holing in May in commemoration of international family day. I will pitch the group to disabled persons organizations in Africa. I will also promote the group through my personal facebook page, my organization’s page which will be sponsored on facebook, world pulse posts and personal referrals
My audience for this campaign is primarily women we are related to persons with disabilities as mothers or wives. Secondarily persons with disability as an audience will provide relevant advice to these women when clarifications are needed. Thirdly, other members of the society will receive more information on disability based on the experienced shared and advocacy messages transmitted.
I anticipate that #WIFI campaign will help the women guide/mentor each other gain strength to become bold and challenge discriminatory practices. The platform will also inspire the women to conduct disability awareness outreaches.