Disabled people still experience serious barriers that prevent them from fully participating in society and feeling accepted, according to two new reports just released.
Based on interviews with disabled people, the reports share examples where people feel their human rights have not been respected. As well as sharing their experiences, the disabled people interviewed called for a change in attitudes to disability, greater awareness throughout society and a more accessible New Zealand for all.
The information collected in both reports will be used to monitor how well New Zealand is implementing the United Nations Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (the Disability Convention). The reports are produced by a coalition of disabled people’s organisations. The Disability Convention states that people with disabilities must be fully involved in monitoring the Convention.
The reports are available here.
How to get further copies and formatsFor more information or to request further copies of the report including: audio, Braille, easy read, large print or New Zealand Sign Language please contact:
Acting Projects Leader,
Article 33 New Zealand Convention Coalition Monitoring Group
020 591 329 53 (call or txt)
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