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 Day One – transcriptions are below.
Hi guys, it’s Cashelle here from the WWDA Youth Network.
I’m so excited because tomorrow I’ll be heading out as part of the Australian Civil Society Delegation to New York City to attend the Conference of State Parties to the Convention on the Rights of People with Disabilities.
That’s a bit of a mouth full, so it’s easier to say COSP to the CRPD.
We’ll be attending so many events and side-events and meeting so many people from all around the world. But I’m particularly excited because I’ll be a panellist at the launch of the ‘We Decide’ project by the Australian Cross Disability Alliance (ACDA) and the WWDA Youth Network have participated in this project actively and we are so excited to launch it over there.
It is mainly about sexual and reproductive rights of young people with disability and so I can’t wait to talk about young women and girls and how important our rights are.
The other members of the delegation will be also speaking at different events and the whole time we will be keeping you all
included and updated on the whole process. It’s going to be an exciting week, so follow on Facebook, on Instagram, on Twitter. We can’t wait for you to be included in our week.
Talk to you later!
Hi, my name is Bonnie
I am very excited to be updating you with the movements of the Australian Cross Disability Alliance in New York this week.
It is very exciting to be attending the United Nations in a full delegation this time and we wi.l be working hard to make sure that your voices are heard.
Most excitedly, we will be working alongside the Australian Government and I am looking forward to raising issues, particularly around women and girls with disabilities and will be attending side events in regards to Human Rights Watch, UNICEF and other countries whose delegations will be holding their side events.
Cashelle Dunn will be updating you on the movements of WWDA Youth so please tune into that as there is lots of exciting things to come this week.
So yeah, if you could please tune in on Facebook, Twitter, social media in any way you can. I look forward to your input. We are very excited to be representing, as well as our organisations.