Published by Disability News Service John Pring, June 23, 2016. Go to Original Source Disabled activists are calling on the UN to take action after elections to the 18-strong committee that oversees the implementation of its disability rights convention left it with just a single female member alongside 17 men. The committee on the rights of persons […]
Disability in the SDGs: call for celebration?
The exclusion of disability from the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs), the eight goals guiding the development agenda for the past 15 years was a critical concern, highlighting not only how deep the exclusion of disability from the development sector was. It perhaps resonated with the fact that disability was not even considered a development issue. […]
The CRPD in Lesotho: no game changer yet
This article examines the ways in which Lesotho is implementing the UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (CRPD) after becoming a signatory on the 2nd of December 2008. In particular, I seek to evaluate the extent to which the country is putting in place measures that prevent discrimination on the basis of disability. I […]