Enabling Wales Project Celebration

Enabling Wales celebrates Disability Wales is celebrating the achievements of the Enabling Wales project which finishes this month after a very successful three year run. A unique project, Enabling Wales was set up to deliver: “An enabling society in which disabled children and adults enjoy the right to independent living and social inclusion” Graduates of […]


Disability Wales report on disability rights

Driving Forward Disability Rights March has been a busy month at Disability Wales. In partnership with DPOs across the UK we visited Geneva to give evidence to the UN Committee on the Rights of Disabled People. As soon as we returned we then launches our Wales Report with recommendations to Welsh Government on actions to […]


CPWG Wales report launch audience

Wales report on disability rights is launched

Government needs to implement the UNCRDP Returning from Geneva, Disability Wales will launch the Wales today at the Cross Party Working Group on Disability. Our report formed part of the GB Alternative Report to the UN Committee on the Rights of Disabled People. In order to ensure that progress is made on meeting the human rights […]


Disability Wales takes evidence to UN

Disability Wales in Geneva to take evidence of human rights violations to UN Committee on the Rights of Disabled People Disability Wales and Disabled People’s Organisations from across the UK join forces in Geneva today to meet with the UN Committee on the Rights of Disabled People. During the first ever investigation of the UK […]


Disability Wales travel to Geneva

Journey to Geneva

Social media round up As Disability Wales head to Geneva to defend and promote our human rights, you can keep up to date with us here and on facebook and twitter. Embarking on this journey relies on us being able to access services and information – easier said than done. Geneva! Disability Wales and a […]


UNCRDP infographic

How our rights are monitored

The UN Convention on the Rights of Disabled People Disability Wales have arrived in Geneva! This is an important part of the process of how we hold the Government to account on the way they implement the human rights of disabled people in the UK. Click on the image to see a larger version that […]


UNCRDP infographic

How our rights are monitored – text only

The UN Convention on the Rights of Disabled People The text below explains the way the UN Committee on the Rights of Disabled People is able to monitor and investigate what the Government is (and isn’t doing). UN Convention on the Rights of Disabled People Ratified by UK Government in 2009 The convention sets out […]


Front page of GB report on the implementation of the UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities

Disability Wales head to Geneva!

Disability Wales head to Geneva! Today (11th March) Disability Wales, along with other UK Disabled People’s Organisations (DPO’s), will be flying out to Geneva ahead of next week’s meeting with the United Nations Committee on the Rights of Disabled People. The delegation have been invited to meet with the Committee after submitting their evidence scrutinising the […]


Defending our human rights

Our human rights Disabled people’s human rights are explained in the United Nations Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities. The Convention gives a list of rules that governments have to follow to make sure that disabled people get their human rights. In Wales we use the social model of disability and we refer […]


Open letter to oppose Government’s disability benefit cuts

  Open letter to oppose Government’s disability benefit cuts Ahead of this week’s Budget (8th March), Disability Wales are supporting a UK wide call for the Government to reconsider planned cuts to the Work Related Activity Group (WRAG) of the disability benefit Employment Support Allowance (ESA), which will see new claimants lose out on £30-a-week, […]


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