DPA workstreams

Along with others, we work with government, local authorities and through the media to make sure the views and requirements of disabled people are thought about in areas such as education, access, abuse and safety, etc.

To find out what we are doing click on the area you are interested in. We have grouped our work under the following headings:


We are doing this work because we want to be able to live an ordinary life and have the same choices other people have.





We also work to help monitor the implementation of the UN Convention

Our rights as full citizens of New Zealand are outlined in the United Nations Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (the Disability Convention). It is important that the voice of disabled people is to the fore as the Convention is implemented.

DPA is part of a group of organisations that represent the views of disabled people called the NZ Convention Coalition Monitoring group. This group periodically interviews disabled people in New Zealand to hear their experiences as the Disability Convention is implemented.

The NZ Convention Coalition Monitoring group is part of a wider group that monitors how the government is implementing the Disability Convention, called the International Monitoring Mechanism.

This wider group includes the Human Rights Commission, the Office of the Ombudsman as well as the NZ Convention Coalition Monitoring group.