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 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). For a text only version, click here.
Disability Wales and a range of other DPOs will be meeting with the Committee next week to provide evidence on the issues that have the most impact on disabled people. We will make recommendations to the Committee to ask the UK Government a series of questions about what actions they will take to improve how our rights are met in future. We will also make recommendations for issues to raise with the Welsh Government.
The evidence we have gathered over the last few months comes from disabled people themselves. You attended our events, filled in our survey and shared your stories with us. We have also used research and statistics about disability and have built up a picture of what life is like for disabled people in Wales.
We have many concerns about the way that disabled people are treated and we will be telling the Committee about this.
Keep following us here and on social media to see our activities in Geneva: