Annual Conference 2017

Defending our Rights: Challenging Attitudes 19th October 2017 @ Orbit Centre, Merthyr During 2017, the review of the Framework for Action on Independent Living and the UN’s examination of the UK and Welsh Government regarding implementation of the Convention on the Rights of Disabled People has provided a timely focus on whether policies and provision […]

UN Committee Concluding Observations – UK going backwards on rights

Disability Wales Press Release 31st August 2017 A ‘human catastrophe’ – New UN condemnation for UK human rights record The UK Government’s claim to be a ‘world leader in disability issues’ has today been crushed by the UN Committee on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities. The Committee has released damning Concluding Observations on the […]

Austerity policies a ‘human catastrophe’

Austerity policies have created a “human catastrophe” – UN Committee Chair condemns the UK’s record on human rights. Deaf and Disabled People’s Organisations welcome the public unity of the UN Committee on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities in their clear criticism of the UK Government’s ‘grave and systematic violations’ of disabled people’s human rights. […]

Disabled people's human rights are being breached in the UK. Call it out

Disability Wales holds Government to account in Geneva

                    Disability Wales calls out UK Government on human rights violations Disability Wales and Deaf and Disabled People’s Organisations (DDPOs) from across the UK join forces in Geneva this week, presenting evidence of ongoing human rights violations to the UN Committee on the Rights of Disabled […]

UNCRPD17 Briefing

Disabled people’s human rights – get involved! Our latest newsletter is out. You can bring yourself up to date with the UN Convention on the Rights of Disabled People, come along to one of our screenings and get involved with holding our UK and Welsh Governments to account. Read your guide to the Convention.

Disability Wales needs you!

Appointed Director Vacancies Could your skills and life experience support Disability Wales in driving forward disability rights? Would you also like to develop your own knowledge, skills and experience through contributing to the management of a leading national organisation? We need new team members! Our Board of Directors has a mix of elected and appointed […]


#IAmEmbolden Celebrating Deaf and disabled women creating change #IAmEmbolden launches nominations               Disability Wales is looking for Embolden Ambassadors – Deaf or disabled women in Wales who are breaking stereotypes, achieving great things and creating positive change. In the year running up to the centenary celebrations in March 2018 […]


Dathlu menywod byddar ac anabl sy’n creu newid #IAmEmbolden yn lansio enwebiadau             Mae Anabledd Cymru’n chwilio am Lysgenhadon Embolden – menywod byddar neu anabl yng Nghymru sy’n torri’r stereoteipiau, yn cyflawni pethau gwych ac yn creu newid cadarnhaol. Yn y flwyddyn sy’n dynesu at ddathlu canmlwyddiant menywod yn cael […]


Defending Our Rights Disability Wales has been working with DPOs around the UK on the first ever Review of how the UK and devolved Governments are implementing disabled people’s rights under the United Nations Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (UNCRPD).  Using our preferred language in the social model, we refer to the […]

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