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Holocaust Memorial Day 2023

Today is Holocaust Memorial Day, a time to mark the 78th anniversary of the liberation of Auschwitz and an opportunity to remember all those who died in the Holocaust and other genocides around the world. Disabled people were amongst those who were first targeted by the Nazi regime, with hundreds of thousands being subject to […]


What Works in Wales: Addressing the Disability Employment Gap

In 2021, there was a 31% employment gap for disabled people. Disability Wales friend, Ruth Nortey, is addressing this gap in Wales as part of her postgraduate research at Cardiff University. In this blog post, she introduces us to her research which aims to address the gap in current research by highlighting cases of good […]


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Road to Rights: Disability Wales Annual Conference 2022 in review

It finally happened! After months of planning, our Annual Conference and AGM took place in October. This was our first hybrid event in three years and we delighted in having so many members joining us in-person and online from across Wales. The day focused on the theme of Road to Rights as we celebrated the invaluable […]


DW staff and board members with Jane Hutt MS, Minister for Social Justice Back row: Left to Right: Felix Shi (Director), Willow Holloway (Chairperson), Minister for Social Justice Jane Hutt MS, Rhian Davies (Chief Executive), Alex Osborne (Disability Equality Officer) Front: Anne Champ (Vice Chairperson). They're all smiling and wearing smart clothes ready to celebrate at DW's 50th anniversary dinner.

Celebrating 50 years of Disability Wales – The Anniversary Dinner

We may have mentioned, once or twice, that Disability Wales is celebrating its 50th anniversary this year.  We couldn’t possibly let an opportunity to mark this milestone pass us by which is why we gathered at Cardiff City Stadium on the eve of our annual conference to take a look back at our organisation’s journey […]


Disability Wales 50th anniversary logo with the numbers 50 in orange/gold colours. The words 'years' and 'mlynedd' curve around the bottom edge of the number 0. The organisation name is in English and Welsh on the right hand side of the numbers.

The Disability Rights Taskforce: October update

The First Minister committed to establishing a Disability Rights Taskforce for Wales in the new Senedd term.  The Taskforce is co-chaired by the Minister for Social Justice Jane Hutt MS and Professor Debbie Foster, author of the Locked Out Report. It is considering the findings and recommendations of the Locked Out: liberating disabled people’s lives and […]


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Become an appointed Board Member of Disability Wales

Are you passionate about disability rights and equality? Can you bring fresh ideas to the table to help drive our organisation forward and give a greater voice to disabled people across Wales? The future is exciting here at Disability Wales and you could be a part of it by applying to become an appointed Board […]


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Road to Rights: Disability Wales Annual Conference and AGM

Save the date! Disability Wales annual conference is coming to Cardiff on 19 October 2022. Join us at Cardiff City Stadium as we celebrate 50 years of Disability Wales in what will be our first in-person event in over two years.  Disabled people have faced years of austerity and there’s no escaping new challenges presented […]


EQuip case study: Haris

Disability Wales EQuip Case Study: Haris EQuip Project Officer: Leandra Craine Disability Wales (DW) is the national association of Disabled People’s Organisations (DPOs) striving to achieve the rights and equality of disabled people in Wales. DW promotes the adoption and implementation of the Social Model of Disability, which identifies that it is environmental, organisational, and […]


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Report Launch: Civil Society Shadow Welsh Report on the Implementation of the United Nations Convention on the Rights of Disabled People in Wales

A report has been released today on the implementation of disability rights in Wales.  Conducted by Disability Wales, the report was written to inform the United Nations Committee on Disability Rights’ review into the implementation of the United Nations Convention on the Rights of Disabled People in the UK.  Disabled people from across Wales told […]


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A tribute to disability rights campaigner and activist, Simon Green

We are devastated at the loss of disability rights campaigner and activist Simon Green, a long-time member of our Board of Directors at Disability Wales.  Simon’s impact was enormous, as Chair of Bridgend Coalition of Disabled People he campaigned tirelessly for better access and support regarding local services as well as advocating for countless individuals […]


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