Topic: United Nations Activities and Reports

COSP 2016 Update from the UN

Cashelle Dunn, Bonnie Millen and Brendan Pearce are over in New York attending the Conference of States Parties to the CRPD 2016 for the Australian Cross Disability Alliance – you can read more about the full delegation here. They are sending back some videos, detailing what they are doing, and Brendan has a report on…

ACDA Sending Delegation to Conference of States Parties to the COSP CRPD 2016

A delegation representing the Australian Cross Disability Alliance (ACDA) will attend the 9th Session of the Conference of States Parties (COSP) to the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (CRPD). COSP runs from 14th to 16th June 2016 and will be held at the United Nations Headquarters in New York. Significantly, 2016 will…

Report on the Australian Youth with Disability National Forum: Promoting Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights

In November 2015, the Australian Cross Disability Alliance (ACDA) in collaboration with the Women with Disabilities Australia Youth Network (WWDAYouth), and the Victorian Youth Disability Advocacy Service (YDAS), hosted a national forum of young people with disability on the theme of sexual and reproductive rights. The Youth with Disability National Forum was held as part of an exciting and innovative…

United Nations Has Serious Concerns About Human Rights Violations Against Australians with Disability

Legilsa UNITED NATIONS: Serious Concerns About Human Rights Violations Against Australians with Disability Tuesday 10 November 2015 The United Nations Human Rights Council (HRC) has raised serious concerns about human rights violations against Australians with disability during its review of Australia’s human rights record overnight in Geneva.  The Universal Periodic Review (UPR) allowed member States…

ACDA Attends International Expert Group Meeting on Youth and Disability Global Initiative

In early July 2015, Women With Disabilities Australia (WWDA), a member of the Australian Cross Disability Alliance (ACDA), was invited to participate in the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) International Expert Group meeting on the ‘Youth and Disability Policies of Social Inclusion, Gender Equality, Non-Discrimination and Prevention of Sexual Violence’ initiative (2015-2018). This four-year global…