After months of work and collaboration with over 200 disabled people and activists from across Wales, the charity Disability Wales is delighted to launch Bring Us Our Rights: Disabled People’s Manifesto.
The manifesto highlights many key areas for advancing equality for disabled people as well as offering policy solutions. The manifesto is being launched ahead of the upcoming Senedd Cymru elections next May.
Disability Wales is calling for the United Nations Convention on the Rights of Disabled People (UNCRDP) to be incorporated in Welsh law. The UN Treaty comprehensively outlines disabled people’s rights, whether in education, employment, independent living or health.
Incorporation would mean that disabled people’s rights would have to be taken into account regarding every law enacted in the Senedd. It would also provide a framework through which Ministers would develop policy and public bodies and others would deliver services that impact on the lives of disabled people.
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