1.1 CRPD Overview

Intended Audience: Persons with disabilities, Organizations of Persons with Disabilities (OPDs), Local Governments, Local NGOs, International NGOs, International governmental organizations (INGOs), Donor organizations (National, international)

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Please note: Credit should be given to the US International Council on Disabilities and Rehabilitation International.

Important Resources:

Harvard Law School Disability Project (Professor Michael Stein, video)

TEDx: Why it is Time to Make Inclusive Development Inclusive by Charlotte McClain-Nhlapo (video)

For NGOs:

Human Rights Yes! Action and Advocacy on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities. 

For Governments:

Handbook for Parliamentarians on the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities

Key Learning Objectives in this module:

  1. Understand the rationale and historical context for the elaboration of the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (CRPD).
  2. Identify key concepts reflected in the CRPD that should inform disability inclusive development.
  3. Understand the structure and overall content of the CRPD.
  4. Appreciate how the CRPD is working change in international development.

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