Advocacy Programme

Enlighten Truth and Empower Freedom through our Advocacy Programme: Learn the TRUTH ABOUT EPILEPSY and BECOME AN ADVOCATE OF DEMYTHIFICATION.

Bring Justice to those who fall victims to Social Discrimination in the workplace. Debunk countless myths by sharing various platforms of smart marketing mediums supported by social government entities and corporate giants.

What is Advocacy?

Advocacy occurs when individuals and collectives take action to end discriminatory practices against people with disabilities in order to promote social justice. This has to take place within a legal framework.

More than 144 training & awareness sessions have been facilitated by Epilepsy-SA Western Cape in 2013 alone, covering Epilepsy Education, First Aid for Epilepsy and Disability Sensitisation. Through this process, we have reached more than 7 681 people.

Special Days to Take Action:

Nov 25

16 Days of Activism

25 Nov - 10 Dec

During this time, the South African Government runs a 16 Days of Activism Campaign to make people aware of the negative impact of violence on women and children and to act against abuse. It also focuses on actions that women with disabilities can take to protect themselves.

Feb 9-

Healthy Lifestyles Week

9-15 Feb

Volunteer counselling & testing for HIV/Aids, screenings for TB and hypertension, pap smears & information about reproductive services available to women with disabilities.

Mar 21

Human Rights Day

21 Mar

We celebrate this day each year to remind us of the great suffering and loss of life that accompanied the struggle for human rights (Sharpeville massacre on 21 Mar 1960). It is to remind us that people in South Africa, and in particular, the rights of people with disabilities will never again be denied their human rights.

June 17-

National Epilepsy Week

16 – 22 June

Raising awareness within the community about epilepsy, and other disabilities, resulting in the formation of a Disability Forum in the Lwandle community, reaching more than 1000 people.

June 21

National Epilepsy Day

21 June

Raising awareness within the community regarding epilepsy.

July 18

Mandela Day

18 July

An annual, international day in honour of Nelson Mandela, celebrated each year on the date of Nelson Mandels's birthday. The day was officially declared by the United Nations in November 2009. Individuals find ways to give back to the community on this day.