Increasingly, citizenship for people with disability is promoted as a key goal for social policy and full citizenship for the people Identitywa support, is a critical driver in Identitywa’s 2017- 2020 Strategic Plan. It is not always clear what the term means.
Identitywa staff have developed a working definition of full citizenship, a status which is achieved when a person:
- is integral to their community
- exercises their rights and meets their responsibilities as a citizen
- is and feels valued and respected within their community
- inherent dignity as a human being is upheld
- uniqueness is recognised and considered a valuable contribution to a rich and dynamic society.
Dr Simon Duffy, with Wendy Perez, propose that there are several elements (keys) to citizenship that build one’s self-respect and generates respect from other citizens, thus enhancing one’s overall wellbeing.
The 7 keys of citizenship are:
Although much of what Identitywa already does promotes citizenship, our work will now be deliberately designed through the lens of full citizenship.
Interested in contributing?
Call Jacqueline on 6246 7504 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Click here to download our Full Citizenship flyer.