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.