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Participants write recommendations for a CRPD shadow report
Jan. 2016

Georgian Public Defender’s Office Meets with DPOs on CRPD

Persons with disabilities around the world encounter barriers to their political participation, and countries like Georgia are taking steps toward more inclusive policies and practices. In December 2013, Georgia ratified the UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (CRPD), which calls on states to recognize rights and to adopt the appropriate measures to ensure that those rights are fully enjoyed by persons with disabilities. The treaty also requires periodic ...

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Karen hands a certificate to a man using a wheelchair
Jan. 2016

Q&A with Karen Saba, Technical Advisor on Disability Rights

As a technical advisor on disability rights, Karen Saba works with several non-governmental organizations (NGOs) and international organizations from around the world. She has worked on several topics related to disability rights such as education and political participation, and she primarily works within the Middle East and North Africa region. In this interview, she talks about political participation has affected her life, accommodations in the voting process, and her previous ...

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Three Cambodian children with disabilities hold up signs saying "My Voice Matters"
Dec. 2015

My Voice Matters

By Inclusion International 

 

Around the world people with intellectual disabilities continue to be denied their right to political participation. They are denied the right to vote; excluded from processes to make themselves heard by governments. Their voices are ignored; their messages about the world they want unheard. People with intellectual disabilities have opinions about things that are important to them. They have a right to be heard and to ...

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