Individual advocacy is when the advocacy worker speaks, acts and writes on behalf of another person who is being treated unfairly, unjustly and whose human rights are being denied. Independent advocacy is when the advocate is on the side of a person or people with a disabilities and no one else. They do not have conflicting interests and loyalties. The advocate is separate from service providers and government departments. People with disabilities often experience, or are at least vulnerable to, discrimination, neglect, exploitation or abuse. Their rights, whether human right or legal rights, are commonly ignored and denied.
SUFY works to promote, protect and defend the human rights of people with a disability. Through our individual advocacy we work towards addressing the injustices people with a disability experience and to make a positive and sustainable difference to their lives.
“Speaking Up For You Inc. (SUFY) protects and defends the human rights of vulnerable people with disability through individual advocacy to address injustices and make a positive and sustainable difference to their lives”