Disability Action and the Women’s Resource and Development Agency have teamed up to deliver “The Rights of d/Deaf and Disabled Women” on Thurs 9th of December at 10am. This will be an online event.
The UK Government and the NI Executive have agreed to ‘protect and promote’ the human rights of disabled people by signing up to the Convention on the Rights of People with Disabilities. They have also agreed to take part in a review every 4 years so that the United Nations can check whether disabled people’s human rights are being upheld by the UK Government, NI Executive and public bodies in NI like Health Boards, education providers and councils.
The UNCPRD recognises that d/Deaf and Disabled Women and Girls can experience multiple discrimination. The Convention requires that State Parties must take all appropriate measures to ensure that women with disabilities are able to fully enjoy the rights and freedoms which are set out with the Convention . Article 6 recognises that women and girls are subject to multiple and cross-cutting discrimination and requires States to take action.
It’s important that the United Nations hear about the lived experience of d/Deaf and disabled women. Before the next review, you have the chance to tell the United Nations what you think about how your human rights are being protected and promoted.
Join WRDA and Disability Action online at 10am on Thurs 9 December
- Find out about the human rights of d/Deaf and Disabled Women from our Key Note Speaker, Rachel Powell, Women’s Sector Lobbyist
- Find out about the UN Convention on the Rights of Disabled People and how this applies to d/Deaf and Disabled Women
- Have your say and contribute to the next Civic Society report to the United Nations.
You can register for tickets here: