Highlights from Day 3 at the CRPD Review

This morning several delegates met with the CRPD member for New Zealand, Robert Martin. Robert has a particular interest in issues around people with intellectual disability.

Four people posing for a photo, indoors.
Judy, Justen and Sonia with Robert Martin.

On Wednesday afternoon we conducted a side event for CRPD committee members and other interested parties, ‘Voices of people with disability’. We spoke at length on a number of intersectional issues related to the CRPD. These are outlined in our factsheets available on the DPO Australia website.

A group of people behind a long panel desk. Behind them is a presentation screen and in front a long table with empty chairs around it and event material on it.
Our delegates ready to speak to the CRPD Committee at our side event.

At the side event, Uncle Paul Calcott unveiled a painting, ‘Mungo Man’. The painting shows that in Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities, culture is inclusion.

Paul Calcott’s painting, ‘Mungo Man’.

Later in the day all delegates visited the Australian permanent mission in Geneva.

We’ve been making videos of our experiences here in Geneva and they can be viewed on the DPO Australia website.