Training manual on the human rights of persons with disabilities

Training manual on the human rights of persons with disabilities

A training manual on the rights of persons with disabilities

The adoption by the United Nations of the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities on 13 December 2006 is the result of years of struggles by members of the global community of persons with disabilities for the recognition and respect of their rights. [adapted from author]

This training manual aims to help people with disabilities in developing countries understand their human rights in the context of disability and how the Convention can be used as an effective advocacy tool for policy making.It is aimed at trainers and facilitators whom have in-depth knowledge of the context in which the course is run.

Training material is provided on the following topics:

  • Introduction: human rights; human rights institutions and UN conventions
  • The Condition of People with Disabilities
  • The United Nations Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities
  • DPOs in the Promotion and Protection of Human Rights
  • A National Strategy to Support and Participate in the Process of Ratifying the Convention
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