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Do you know a leader with disability who deserves some recognition?

The Disability Leadership Institute’s 2024 National Awards are now open for nominations.

The awards recognise the work of disabled people, Disabled People’s Organisations, or collectives or working groups of disabled people who have significantly contributed to advancing the status of disabled people. They are intended to reflect what is important to disabled people and the ways that people with disability effect change and pursue equality for their community.

There are seven categories open for nominations:

  1. The Arts – advancing the status of disabled people through artistic expression.
  2. Change Making – achieving greater equality for disabled people by changing policy, programs, or legislation.
  3. Rights Activism – advancing the status of disabled people by using human rights mechanisms, including the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities.
  4. Innovation – achieving outcomes to the status of disabled people by working outside the box, developing new systems, technology or tools.
  5. Social Impact – achieve visibility of disabled people by using mainstream or social media, or other digital interfaces.
  6. Inclusion – illustrating the intersectional diversity of disabled people by designing processes, systems or programs.
  7. The Lesley Hall Award for Lifetime Achievement – awarded to an individual who has shown commitment to the disability rights movement and worked over time to achieve significant outcomes for disabled people.

Find our more or make a nomination at https://disabilityleaders.com.au/disability-leaders/national-awards/nomination-form/. Nominations close close on Friday 25 October at 5 pm AEDT.