Article 8

Awareness-raising

This article requires that immediate, effective and appropriate measures shall be adopted to raise awareness throughout society regarding respect for the rights and dignity of persons with disabilities. It stresses the importance of: combating stereotypes and prejudices relating to them; and, the promoting awareness of their capabilities and contributions. 

Examples of CRPD Article 8 good practice case studies are available on the Making it Work Good Practice database  To view these good practices, click on the following link: Article 8 Awareness-raising

The key lists below highlight important documents and resources from Source that are particularly relevant to Article 8 of the CRPD.