Why We Do It

Children with disabilities are denied their most basic human right when their sanitary needs are not adequately provided for with nappies. Many disabilities cause incontinence and when something as essential as a nappy is missing from a child’s care, it compromises their health, dignity, comfort, and freedom, and undermines their value in society.

The government is constitutionally mandated and obliged to provide nappies for children with disabilities as part of the primary health care system, but it has failed them.

Our work aims to make up for government’s lack of support and to increase society’s knowledge and understanding of disability issues and rights, using the nappy as the central symbol for the campaign.

We also target government in our advocacy work, calling it to meet its constitutional responsibility to provide nappies and other assistive devices that children with disabilities need.