The Rights Here, Rights Now project aims to equip practitioners and learners with knowledge and information about disabled people’s rights in order to promote equality and eliminate discrimination.
We will be bringing this project into three local authorities across Wales; Conwy, Powys and Swansea, with a mixture of education settings taking part.
As part of the project, there will be a teacher training pack and some helpful plans for lessons. We will also be providing free training to education settings over Zoom and in person.
Our UNCRDP Development Officer, Kat Watkins, is the lead on this project and she is excited to be taking the reins as her passion for disability rights and educating others align in this role.
The work of the project is guided by its Project Advisory Group and is funded by Welsh Government.
Visits and outcomes, so far.
The work has received positive feedback with practitioners and learners alike coining the training as engaging and funny. It has also proven to make a difference in terms of people’s confidence in talking about and addressing disability rights and the Social Model of Disability.
As one example, Kat’s visit to Libanus Primary School in Blackwood led to learners having the confidence and knowledge to write to Caerphilly Council about access issues. Here’s to the next generation standing up for disability equality!
Tre Uchaf school told us that the discussions which started at the assemblies and workshops we delivered filtered into other lessons with learners developing fantastic ideas about how schools and society as a whole can be more inclusive for disabled people.