Understanding the UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities

Understanding the UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities

The United Nations Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (UNCRPD) is an international treaty which identifies the rights of disabled people as well as the obligations on the Irish Government to protect, protect and ensure those rights.

It aims to ensure that disabled people enjoy the same human rights as everyone else and that they can participate fully in society by receiving the same opportunities as others

Workshop Aim

To introduce disabled people to the UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (UN CRPD) and develop competences for effective disability rights advocacy.

Workshop Content

  • Introduction and structure of the Convention
  • The shift of paradigm from a medical to a human rights model
  • The key principles of the Convention
  • Monitoring implementation 

Learning Outcomes

  • Understand the value of human diversity and the principles of basic human rights
  • Learn how Conventions work 
  • Understand the principles of the Convention
  • Create awareness, discussion and reflection about disability 
  • Learn about implementation and monitoring frameworks 
  • Applying the principles and articles for real inclusion

The training is delivered over three full days. A maximum number of 20 people can participate in this programme.