The United Nations Convention on the Rights of People with Disabilities: have your say!
I'm Graham and I work for Scope, helping to create good relations with disabled people's organisations.
I was wondering if anyone would be interested in some events that Disability Rights UK (DRUK) and Disability Wales are holding about the UN Convention on the Rights of Disabled People (often abbreviated to UNCRPD)? Some of you may know that in 2017 the UN Committee on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities will conduct its first examination of the UK, looking at the steps it has taken to implement the UNCRPD. The Committee, the majority of whom are disabled people, is a body of experts, nominated and elected by governments.
DRUK are holding series of events around England (and Disability Wales is holding events in Wales), and are really keen to enable people with a wide range of experiences of disability/health conditions to feed into this – so the Committee really hears on the critical issues from diverse disabled people.
The events are free and take place around England in September, starting on 14 September in Birmingham and ending on 5 October in London (and taking in cities including Manchester, Southampton and more. See http://www.disabilityrightsuk.org/sites/default/files/word/UNCRPD%20Flier.pdf for the details.