Rethinking Power from a disability perspective at the TEDx Geneva

2019-10-31

In her talk, Catalina shares important lessons learned from the barriers that she and millions of other persons with disabilities face in their lives. She explains how the most difficult barriers are not those in buildings, streets or the physical environment, but those emanating from a system of social values that deem persons with disabilities as less worthy and unable to lead meaningful lives. She also explains how the global movement of persons with disabilities is fighting back against those barriers, and why the UN convention on the rights of persons with disabilities has been such a crucial ally in their struggle.



2019-10-31 | Re-thinking disability

Rethinking Power from a disability perspective at the TEDx Geneva

Lessons learned about how the most difficult barriers are not those in buildings, streets or the physical environment, but those emanating from a system of social values that deem persons with disabilities as less worthy and unable to lead meaningful lives.

2019-09-12 | Socioeconomic inclusion

UNDIS: the UN response to our demands for disability inclusion

The United Nations Disability Inclusion Strategy, or UNDIS embodies UN's vision for disability inclusion. It involves commitments at the highest levels of the Organization, and it is a very important step to mainstreaming disability inclusion across the UN system and its work around the world.

2019-06-13 | Promoting Citizenship

UN Secretary General announces the UNDIS, a system-wide strategy for disability inclusion

In his opening remarks at the Conference of State Parties to the CRPD (CoSP12), the UN Secretary General offered an eloquent endorsement to the UN Disability Inclusion Strategy.

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