WWDA Presenting Paper at International Conference Commemorating 10 Years of the CRPD

 

Conference Paper CoverpageThis week WWDA Board Member Karin Swift will be presenting at the Disability Arts and Cultural Network International (WWDACN) Conference in Seoul, Korea. With representatives from thirteen countries in attendance, the two day conference commemorates the 10th anniversary of the UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disability (CRPD). The conference theme is ‘The promotion of the rights of women and girls with disability by [the] UN CRPD’.

Karin will be presenting on a paper co-authored with Carolyn Frohmader entitled Using a Holistic Human Rights Framework to Advance the Rights of Women and Girls with Disability. The paper highlights how WWDA uses a holistic human rights framework to advance the rights, needs, and issues facing women with disability in Australia and across the world.

In the decade since the United Nations General Assembly adopted the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (CRPD), WWDA has made significant inroads to advancing the rights and freedoms of women and girls with disability. Utilising a holistic human rights framework in all aspects of our work has enabled us to conduct groundbreaking and critically acclaimed programs which address a wide range of human rights issues for women and girls with disability.
 
WWDA provides rigorous and evidence based input into legislative and policy development at state/territory, national and international levels, which is always informed by the voices, experiences, knowledge and expertise of women and girls with disability. WWDA’s work at all levels continually illustrates that women and girls with disability are best positioned to identify and determine their own rights, needs, will and preferences and to make decisions concerning their circumstances and conditions, and those of their families, communities and nations.

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