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Geneva vlog for 13 September

Transcript Frances: Damian, how’s it been? Damian Griffis: It’s been an amazing week. I’m signing off now actually, but I think we’ve come together as Disabled People’s Organisations and civil society organisations in a really positive way. I think some of the passion and strength of the advocacy of the delegates was something to behold,…

Highlights from Day 5 at the CRPD Review

Today was our last day here in Geneva. We observed the final dialogue between the Australian government and the Committee of the CRPD. The Committee made some very pointed comments about Australia’s implementation of the CRPD. The Committee stated that there has been very little progress made in the six years since the concluding observations…

Geneva vlog for 12 September

Transcript Frances: Hi Sonia. Sonia Hume: Hello. Frances: How have you found working in Geneva this week? Sonia: I think it’s been very interesting and it’s also been very tiring with all the information you have to think about. Frances: It has been really tiring, hasn’t it? Sonia: It has. Frances: What has been the…

Highlights from Day 4 at the CRPD Review

We had a very full day today. We had several meetings with members of the CRPD committee. We discussed key issues from our factsheets. Members were very interested in all our points. We also met with the Australian desk officer for the High Commission for Human Rights, Kio Hasegawa. We briefed him on all our…

Geneva vlogs for 11 September

Transcript Frances: Hi Kelly. Kelly Cox: Hi. Frances: So, how have you found being at the UN for the first couple of days? Kelly: I’ve found it very interesting, and a little bit exciting, and an honour to be here to represent the disability community of Australia. Frances: Do you think any themes have come…

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. 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…