Disability, Injustice, Inclusion
According to the World Health Organisation, more than one billion people in the world experience some form of disability. If they all became one country, they’d be the third largest nation on earth. That nation would also have the world’s highest rates of homelessness, unemployment, divorce, abuse and suicide.
That shouldn’t be. And it needn’t be.
Could you promote this brand new campaign in your community? Could you be the one to prompt the organisation of a service locally to highlight the issue? Do you agree with the following statements? Could you sign up to this on their website?
I ask the UK government to:
Prioritise the promotion of inclusion policies for disabled people on all foreign aid projects
Ensure disability is incorporated into the UN’s post-2015 Millennium Development Goals (MDG) agenda
Strengthen its encouragement for countries to adopt and practise the UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (CRPD)