"This paper provides an analysis of the synergies of three human rights treaties from the perspective of the rights of children with disabilities: the Convention on the Rights of the Child, the Convention of the Rights of Persons with Disabilities and the Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination against Women. It has been developed to encourage understanding of how the three treaties mutually reinforce each other, and can be used to strengthen advocacy in respect of children with disabilities"
This report features a compilation of various proposals made during a consultation process focusing on how to create a more efficient and streamlined approach to the treaty body system
“"This in-depth guidance document issued in April 2011 was developed to enhance victim assistance. It illustrates the importance of accessibility, employment and education for survivors and persons with disabilities within the frameworks of the Mine Ban Treaty, the Convention on Cluster Munitions and the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities"
This resource presents information about a Signtsavers’ campaign that "focuses specifically on addressing the primary educational needs of children who are visually impaired. Without provision for these children the MDG of universal primary education for all will not be achieved." The campaign aims to raise awareness of the issues surrounding inclusive education and to generate funding. Information is highlighted about Sightsavers’ work across Africa, Asia and the Caribbean
This document was created for the Convention on Cluster Munitions Conference (Oslo, December 2008). It provides a list of reference documents to implement victim assistance programmes in line with the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities
This handbook is the result of extensive collaboration between the UN Department of Social and Economic Affairs, the Office of the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights, and the Inter-Parliamentary Union. It aims to raise awareness about the UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities, disseminate information and help stakeholders understand the key elements of the Convention as they put the articles into practice. Extensive insights and a range of examples are designed to aid parliamentarians as they promote and protect the rights of disabled people. It would be useful for anyone with an interest in human rights and disability and development. It will also be available in Arabic, French and Spanish
This project and associated report examines the relationship between the experience of Queenslanders with disability and the international human rights standards implemented by the Australian government. The purpose is to develop indicators that can be used to obtain how persons with disabilities would assess their level of human rights and use this information to advocate for improved legislation
This resource clearly outlines the articles of the UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities in a child-friendly format. This document would be an ideal teaching aid for disabled and non-disabled children. It includes easy-to-read explanations of concepts like: human rights, disability, ratification, universal design and accessibility. This source would be useful for anyone with an interest in teaching, child rights and disability and development
This report is the result of a comprehensive research project to improve understanding of the impact of cluster munitions by documenting short-, mid- and long-term casualties; the cumulative effects of disability and mortality; and the socio-economic impacts on families and communities
This resource coordinates and collects the data required to support the five pillars of international mine action: advcocacy, stockpile destruction, mine risk education (MRE), demining (mine surveying, marking and clearance), victim assistance (VA). The aim is to effectively advocate and raise awareness. This resource would be useful for anyone with an interest in international treaties, advocacy and legislation regarding land mines
The legal analysis of the draft convention text Comprehensive and Integral International Convention on the Protection and Promotion of the Rights and Dignity of Persons with Disabilities is an exellent document explaining and commenting on the convention text. This document addresses both legal experts and people who need legal background information about the convention
This booklet gives a snapshot view of the United Nations Convention on the Elimination of all forms of Discrimination Against Women (CEDAW). It aims to raise awareness of the rights to which women are entitled under CEDAW so that the convention can be used to bring about concrete improvements in the lives of women. It is intended as a resource for women’s human rights advocates, government officials, students, teachers, practitioners and anyone who wants to know more about women’s rights
This toolkit, is intended to enable women to engage in peacebuilding and security processes, and can be used as a reference guide, for training and awareness-raising; or to enhance understanding of Security Council Resolution 1325 and other relevant international agreements, instruments and institutions. It has sections on: the broad conceptual framework of peace, accountability and rights; key international policies and legal mechanisms; and human rights, and there are chapters on: conflict prevention, resolution and reconstruction; security issues; justice, governance and civil society; and protecting vulnerable groups
The Standard Rules is one of the most important tools for the inclusion of disabled people. In 2002 the United Nations special rapporteur presented a supplement for the standard rules which aims to fill the gaps within the standard rules and complement its text mentioning poverty alleviation, adequate housing and living conditions, special attention for disabled people in emergency situations, gender aspects and others. At the 42nd session of the Commission for Social Development in February 2004 it was suggested that this supplement for the standard rules be adopted.
The purpose of the site is to develop a relevant tool for the global disability movement. In doing so, the aim is to increase access to information on advocacy work, capacity building, and methodology development relating to disability and human rights. The website also seeks to create an open space for debate and discussions on these key issues
Source e-bulletin on Disability and Inclusion