Tag: Human Rights

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…

Highlights from Day 1 at the CRPD Review

Today our delegation had our first formal private session with the CRPD committee. Each of our delegates spoke of their experiences and concerns for people with disability . The committee was highly impressed with our delegation, our level of knowledge, expertise and our co-ordination. Some of our delegates met with members from Switzerland and Lithuania.…

Additional Submission to the Committee on the Rights of the Child for September 2019

PWDA is a member of the Australian Child Rights Taskforce that prepared the Australian NGO coalition report to the CRC Committee for its review of Australia.  The Children’s Report includes contributions of over 500 children and young people across Australia, and is based on content provided by over 90 NGOs and child rights experts.  PWDA…

CRPD Review Factsheets

The Shadow Report to the United Nations Committee on the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (CRPD) is a comprehensive and wide-reaching look at the current state of disability rights in Australia. To zoom in on specific areas, we’ve created a series of factsheets based on the report. You can download them here…

National Awards for Disability Leadership, 3 December 2018

The National Awards for Disability Leadership recognise and celebrate the extraordinary contribution and leadership shown by disabled people and our organisations in Australia today. These Awards reflect what is important to disabled people and the ways that we are effecting change and pursuing equality for our community. They recognise outstanding achievements by individuals, or disabled…