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Sisters of Frida’s Accessibility Guide to Meetings and Events – a Toolkit

Sisters of Frida CIC is a collective of disabled women, bringing disabled women together, mobilising and sharing through lived experiences.

This guide has been produced as a practical tool to help groups to support and ensure that disabled women will be included and participate when planning meetings and events. There are other accessibility toolkits but we have included specific mentions to disabled women’s needs.

The guide is based upon the Social Model of Disability – that focuses on barriers or difficulties as created by society and not on the individual impairments.

The guide covers:

  • Access considerations when publicising meetings
  • Access considerations when choosing a venue
  • Access considerations during meetings.

The very minimum that most organisations consider is wheelchair access at the venue where a meeting or event is being held. There should also be an accessible toilet.

BSL British sign language interpreters should be offered /or palantypists (voice to text). Not every deaf or hearing impaired person understand /use BSL (121 captions might be useful for this)

The Social Model of Disability

icon of wheelchair user with broken chains with words around it: needs and wants to be accepted, can and has the right to make decisions for him/herself,can make a significant contribution at work, is not dangerous as long as society does not create danger, can do things when support is provided,prejudice and barriers are the main problems, can be independent with apropriate support.

The social model of disability ( image from the TUC)

The Social Model of Disability is a civil rights model of disability.

 

The Social Model was developed by disabled people. It takes the view that society creates barriers that ‘disable’ people from participating fully and on an equal basis with others and that these barriers must be removed. By creating barriers in buildings and structures or by not producing information in different formats such as Braille or Easy Read, people with impairments/health conditions are ‘disabled’. This way of thinking takes the focus away from what is ‘wrong’ with a disabled person (their impairment or condition) and puts the emphasis on what we should all do, in alliance, to identify and remove barriers.

 

Definition from ALLFIE http://www.allfie.org.uk/pages/useful%20info/models.html

 

It is not the responsibility of Disabled and Deaf individuals to “make do” to a system or environment if it is not accessible or inclusive.

 

Publicity for the Meeting or Event

 

  • Inform people what the meeting is about e.g. networking meeting, action/event planning, Annual General Meeting, or training session.
  • Do not use jargon, explain acronyms, use plain English.
    • All leaflets, posters etc should include access details e.g.:
    • Transport – nearest step-free underground/overground station, bus information,
    • Nearest accessible parking
    • Whether the meeting venue is step free, has a lift and accessible toilets
    • Whether there will be sign language interpreters at the meeting
    • Check for the day itself, if there will be roadworks or changes in public transport/diversions.
  • Give people as much notice as possible. Get publicity out early. People may need to arrange BSL English interpreters, support or transport, book childcare, plan routes etc.
  • Make sure that publicity material includes an email address, telephone, text numbers that people can use to get details about access.
    • Allow for alternative formats in case it is requested.
    • Use appropriate terminology and positive and inclusive

images of Deaf and Disabled People have been used on information and publicity?

  • Minimise use of PDFs and provide texts readable by text readers.

 

Choosing a Venue

 

Long bright room with blue tables and space made by not having chairs at tables

Long bright room with blue tables and space made by not having chairs at tables

Find out:

  • Any food shops/ cafes/ restaurants in the area/venue where people can get drinks or food before the meeting if they require it?
  • Is the venue in a safe area?
  • Is there good street lighting in the area?
  • Are there people around at night if it is isolated?
  • Are there phones in the venue/ or lobby /reception area that people without mobiles can use to call taxis?
  • Are corridors and reception areas obstacle free? If there are any obstacles these should be clearly highlighted.
  • Is there enough room for movement around tables, chairs and the

spaces used?

  • Is there a gender neutral toilet?
  • Is there a space for a guide dog to go to toilet outside?
  • Is there a child-friendly space next to the meeting space?
  • Is there street parking? Are there single or double yellow lines? Are there any parking spaces for blue badges? Accessible parking bays?
  • If parking is only available in a car park, what is the height restriction of the entrance?
  • Are there hearing loops?

The Meeting/Event Room

participants with backs to camera - some in wheelchairs away from the camera

Good lighting and flexible seating

  • Is there an accessible toilet on the same floor as the meeting room?
  • Has all clutter, including materials used by cleaners, been moved out of the accessible toilet?
  • If a key is needed for the accessible toilet, do the meeting organisers have one / know where this is kept?
  • Is there adequate lighting in the meeting room to enable people with visual impairments to move around easily and see the speakers?
  • If a stage is being used is it accessible by ramp?
  • Do lifts have tactile buttons at a height accessible for wheelchair users and/or short people ?
  • Is the lift large enough for at least one wheelchair user and one other person?
  • Does the lift tell passengers which floor it has stopped on?
  • Are there heavy doors between the lift and the meeting room – if yes, can the doors be propped open?
  • Are stairs well lit, with high-visibility markings & bannisters both sides?
  • Can the heating in the room be altered?
  • Is there a safe/quiet space (other than the reception or toilet) that people can use if required?
  • Is there a screen for palantypist/skype if required?

Seating

  • Have seats been reserved for BSL English interpreters/ palantypists?
  • Is the room furniture flexible for rearrangement?
  • If there is limited seating, can some of it be reserved for anyone who finds standing for long periods of time difficult?
  • Have some seats with armrests, and some bigger chairs and some with back support.

 

Other considerations

 

  • Have BSL English Interpreters / palantypists been booked? This may be needed, and there is a significant cost associated with sign language interpretation. Make sure this is factored into the costs at the planning stage.

 

  • BSL English (sign language) interpreters or personal assistants (PAs) of a Disabled Person enable access. They should not be viewed simply or necessarily as an additional member of the group.  Engage directly with the Disabled Person, not the support worker/ personal assistant or the interpreter. You may need 2-3 or more weeks’ notice to book support. BSL interpreters can be very busy. It is also good to ask them if they mind being photographed or video if you plan to video the event.

 

  • E-note taking and Palantype are two voice-to-text access systems. Some people who have low hearing or a hearing loss prefer to have e-note taking. This means that a person sits next to the Deaf person typing all that is being said.  Palantypists have a large screen where the voice to text typist will type everything that is being said and this will be on a visual display for everyone to read.  Do not assume what people might need, best to check with individuals.

 

  • Find out whether the venue has an induction loop system.  If it has, check that it works and has been tested.  If the loop system is not present a portable one can be hired or its absence clearly noted

 

  • If papers are being discussed, circulated beforehand in people’s preferred formats, e.g. by email, if requested.

 

  • Have comfort breaks been built into the agenda of the meeting for people who need them?

 

  • Have the speakers/participants been briefed about how to work with any Interpreters or those attending who are using Braille, etc?

 

  • Check the acoustics. Background noise also may make it difficult for some people to join in the meeting?

 

  • Ask participants not to wear perfumes or scents for people who have neuro diverse to smells.

 

  • You might need to designate a quiet room for people who might feel overwhelmed and need a quiet space.

 

  • For people who could not make it for some reason, consider livestreaming or videoing the event. Have a twitter hashtag for participants to network and comment as well as live tweet the event. Not all events can be exposed to social media. Consent should be sort from the attendees.

 

  • Are you offering a crĂšche or child minding facilities?

 

  • It might be helpful to have a stool for people of short stature in the loo to facilitate transfers.

 

  • Consider ‘buddies’ for people with sight impairments – to give them descriptions of the room, the size, or the people, to guide them around to have a better experience of the event.

 

Chairing/facilitating

 

two women, one Asian and the other white.

  • Do not assume pronouns of delegates – e.g. refer to the person in the orange top, rather than the lady with the brown jumper.
  • Keeping to time is an accessibility requirement for many reasons. People may have planned toilet or rest/ prayer breaks (working with PAs) around particular speakers, need to take medication, or need to leave at a certain time for any number of reasons. Allow flexibility, inform the group that they may leave if necessary.
  • Although time keeping is important, being strict sometimes also has accessibility problems! People may become flustered or upset if stopped before they have finished.
  • If this is a specialist group then be sensitive about the identities of the people present. Ask people not to mention that they have attended the meeting outside of the immediate group.
  • If there are many delegates/participants, use a microphone for the questions asked, or else ask the Chair to repeat the question.
  • Remind people not to have flash photography.
  • At the event, do not have speakers against brightly lit windows

 

Presenting

 

  • Ask speakers using flip-charts, PowerPoint, to read out the information on them for the benefit of people who do not access print? Ideally PowerPoint presentations should be circulated, in advance
  • Are tables, notice boards, flip charts, whiteboards, other furniture and equipment also accessible to wheelchair users?
  • Provide writing material for people who might like to write notes.
  • Get everyone to introduce themselves, and ask them to let you know if they have any other access needs which are not being met. Ensure icebreakers are inclusive so that nobody gets left out.
  • Have comfort breaks every 60 – 90 minutes.
  • Be clear as to what decisions are being made – repeat them before moving on to the next agenda item.
  • Inform the presenter the format of the day in advance. Ask them if they mind answering questions.

 

Catering/ food and drink

East Asian smiling with a small plate of sweet cakes taken from a table with plates of deserts.

  • Lunch breaks need to be long enough for everyone to eat, drink and go to a toilet. Some people use this time to network and catch up with friends.
  • Ask for dietary requirements in the booking form beforehand, and order some vegetarian/dairy/gluten-free/ carb free /kosher / halal options in case people sign-up late or forget to get in touch in advance.
  • Drinks serving could include glasses with a handle and straws

 

Conclusion

Holding any inclusive event can be expensive. But make provisions for access when you apply for funding (include it into your budget to be considered).

You can sometimes get better deals with some venues and depending on the event, you might be able to get sign language interpreter volunteers. (but don’t count on it)

Links

Equality Act 2010 and ‘reasonable adjustments’

http://www.legislation.gov.uk/ukpga/2010/15/section/20

https://www.citizensadvice.org.uk/law-and-courts/discrimination/what-are-the-different-types-of-discrimination/duty-to-make-reasonable-adjustments-for-disabled-people/

ISAN Access Toolkit: making outdoor arts accessible for all (2009) offers guidance to help organisers make Outdoor Arts more accessible for Deaf and disabled audiences and artists and it will help you to understand your obligations under the Disability Discrimination Act. (pre Equality Act 2010)

http://www.isanuk.org/wp-content/uploads/2014/04/ISAN-Access-Toolkit-2010.pdf

Independent BSL interpreters

http://www.interpretersconnect.co.uk/

Floating PAs (for London only)

https://www.ilanet.co.uk/

Live Captions

https://www.121captions.com/

 

Acknowledgements

 

Many thanks to Kirsten Hearn who provided us with her guidelines from her work

http://www.kirstenhearn.com/

And to Jen Slater (Sheffield Hallam University) from accessibility guidelines from her own experiences organising accessible events.

https://jenslater.wordpress.com/accessible-events-organising-and-research/

This toolkit was compiled by Eleanor Lisney, a co-founder of Sisters of Frida and a certified Access Advisor.

http://ethoelisney.uk/

 

With thanks also to Maria Zedda (Sisters of Frida co founder), of Wideaware,  for casting her eyes over the toolkit and suggesting some missing points.

Funded by the RSA (Royal Society for the encouragement of Arts, Manufactures and Commerce) Catalyst grant as part of the Disability/Sexuality project

https://www.thersa.org/

 

 

 

READING LIST: intersectional disability & disabled women

READING LIST: intersectional disability & disabled women

 

Version: January 2017

  • Academic resources: 208 entries
  • Third sector, government and UN reports and papers: 25 entries

 You can also download the reading list : here as a word doc; or here as a PDF

Compiled by Dieuwertje Dyi Huijg, Sisters of Frida & University of Manchester

 

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THIRD SECTOR, GOVERNMENT & UN REPORTS AND PAPERS

 

 

  1. Begum, Nasa. (1992). Something to be proud of: The lives of Asian disabled people and carers in Waltham Forest. Race Relations Unit and Disability Unit, London Borough of Waltham Forest.

 

  1. Begum, Nasa, Hill, Mildrette, & Stevens, Andy. (1994). Reflections: the views of black disabled people on their lives and community care. CCETSW London.

 

  1. Begum, Nasa. (2006). Doing it for themselves: participation and black and minority ethnic service users. Social Care Institute for Excellence and the Race Equality Unit. [report] Link (open access)

 

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  1. Center for Reproductive Rights (CRR), Women Enabled International (WEI), & National Latina Institute for Reproductive Health (NLIRH). (2014). Submission to the Committee Against Torture, United States of America. Link (open access)

 

  1. Frohmader, Carolyn, & Ortoleva, Stephanie. (2013). The Sexual and Reproductive Rights of Women and Girls with Disabilities. Women With Disabilities Australia (WWDA) & Women Enabled International (WEI): International Conference on Population and Develompent (ICPD) Conference Briefing Paper. Link (open access)

 

  1. Garland-Thomson, Rosemarie. (2001). Re-shaping, Re-thinking, Re-defining: Feminist Disability Studies. Barbara Waxman Fiduccia Papers on Women and Girls with Disabilities: Center for Women Policy Studies. Link (open access)

 

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  1. Meekosha, Helen & Carolyn, Frohmader. (2010). Recognition, Respect and Rights: Disabled Women in a Globalised World (on behalf of Women With Disabilities Australia – WWDA). Paper presented at the 2010 Regional Conference on Women with Disabilities, Guangzhou, China. Link (open access)

 

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  1. Roberts, Keri, & Harris, Jennifer. (2002). Disabled people in refugee and asylum seeking communities. Bristol: Policy Press and Joseph Rowntree Foundation. Link (open access)

 

  1. Rousso, Harilyn. (2003). Education for All: a gender and disability perspective Paper commissioned for the EFA Global Monitoring Report 2003/4, The Leap to Equality: World Bank. Link (open access)

 

  1. Singh, Becca. (2005). Improving Support for Black Disabled People: lessons from community organisations on making change happen. Joseph Rowntree Foundation. Link (open access)

 

  1. Soorenian, Armineh, & Lisney, Eleanor. (2016). Submission on the rights of persons with disabilities for the CESCR Committee’s review of the United Kingdom: Sisters of Frida. Link (open access)

 

  1. United Nations. (1990). Report on the Seminar of Disabled Women. Vienna: Centre for Social Development and Humanitarian Affairs Division for the Advancement of Women (20-24 August 1990), United Nations. Link (open access)

 

  1. Women Enabled International (WEI). (2014). Comments on U.S. Department of Education Proposed Regulations On Sexual Violence and Assault on College Campuses. Link (open access)

 

  1. Women Enabled International (WEI). (2015). WEI’s International Submission to the ICCPR Article 6 on Right to Life and Women. Link (open access)

 

  1. Women Enabled International (WEI). (2015). Women Enabled International’s Comments to the Committee on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities’ Draft General Comment on Article 6: Women. Link (open access)

 

  1. Women Enabled International (WEI), & Center for Reproductive Rights (CRR). (2015). Submission to the United Nations Universal Periodic Review: United States of America. Second Cycle. Link (open access)

 

  1. Women Enabled International (WEI). (2016). Women Enabled International Submission to OHCHR: Protection of the Rights of the Child and 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development. Link (open access)

 

  1. Women Enabled International (WEI). (2016). Women Enabled International Submission to the CEDAW Committee: Comments on Draft Update to General Recommendation No. 19. Endorsed by: Advocacy for Women with Disabilities Initiative (AWWDI) (Nigeria); Association of Disabled Women, ONE.pl (Poland); CREA (India); Handicap International’s Making It Work Initiative on Gender and Disability (France); Legal Defence and Assistance Project (LEDAP) (Nigeria); National Union of Women with Disabilities of Uganda (NUWODU); Shanta Memorial Rehabilitation Centre (India); Sisters of Frida (United Kingdom); and Women with Disabilities India Network (WWDIN). Link (open access)

 

  1. Women Enabled International (WEI). (2016). Talking Points: Zika, Microcephaly, Women’s Rights, and Disability Rights. Link (open access); Link en Español (open access); Link em PortuguĂȘs (open access)

 

  1. Women Enabled International (WEI), Advocacy for Women with Disability Initiative (AWWDI), Legal Defence and Assistance Project (LEDAP), & Inclusive Friends Association. (2016). NGO Submission to the CEDAW Committee Pre-Sessional Working Group for Nigeria. Link (open access)

 

  1. Women Enabled International (WEI), & Women with Disabilities India Network. (2016). Joint Submission to the United Nations Universal Periodic Review: India. Third Cycle. Link (open access)

 

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Compiled by Dieuwertje Dyi Huijg, Sisters of Frida & University of Manchester

Videos from Disabled women’s voices from the Frontline

Here are the videos from the day Disabled Women’s Voices from the Frontline Saturday 9th July, 11am – 4.30pm 

Introduction by Annabel Crowley

Simone Aspis

Sophie Partridge and Penny Pepper

transcript

 

Kirsten Hearn

transcript

Miss Jacqui

transcript coming soon

Pauline Latchem

transcript

Guests speakers – Jagoda and Jasmina Risteska

transcript

notes from discussion

Many thanks to for funding this event

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Transcripts from Disabled Women’s voices from the Frontline

Sisters of Frida :Disabled Women’s Voices from the Frontline

transcripts

Jagoda and Jasmina Risteka

KirstenHearn

Simone Aspis

Becky Olaniyi

Sophie Partridge and Penny Pepper

Pauline Latcham

 

Submission to the UN Committee on the Economic, Social and Cultural Rights.

We were told about the possibility to add a submission to the UN CESCR Committee which is reviewing the UK at their next session in June by the International Disability Alliance.
Armineh Soorenian with Eleanor Lisney with some help from others for references came together with this Submission to CESCR Committee.Sisters of Frida.UK. ENIL also published it under the heading Rights of UK Disabled Women in Spotlight

Sisters of Frida (SoF), a disabled women’s collective based in the UK, highlighted a number of developments that have negatively impacted on disabled people, in their submission to the UN Committee on the Economic, Social and Cultural Rights. The input provided will feed into ongoing review of the UK by the Committee.

The submission has identified a number of restrictions disabled people face with respect to their economic and social rights (as set out in the International Covenant on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights), particularly the impact of austerity measures on their rights enjoyment and exercise.

Among other, SoF has expressed concerns about increasing institutionalisation of disabled people, as a result of the lack of adequate housing strategies. It also warned that the cuts to Access to Work and the Employment Support Allowance have led to further marginalisation of disabled people.

Finally, the submission focuses on Article 10 of the ICESCR – on the protection of family, mothers and children. It sets out barriers faced by disabled women and of those, disabled women from black and ethnic minorities (BME), calling for an amendment to the Serious Crime Act 2015.

See also the article in Disability News Service.

Updated

The number and quality of the recommendations made throughout the document was remarked on because ‘it is not a common practice for the committee to address the rights of disabled people in particular women, so comprehensively – re disproportionate impact of austerity measures, social protection, poverty, violence, employment, housing’ etc.

It emphasised problems with welfare reform, saying it was “deeply concerned” about “the various changes in the entitlements to, and cuts in, social benefits”, including the reduction of the household benefit cap, the four-year freeze on certain benefits and the reduction in child tax credits. It added that these changes adversely affect “women, children, persons with disabilities, low-income families and families with two or more children”.

And it called for more information in the UK’s next report to the committee on the impact of its national strategy on gender-based violence, particularly on disabled women and girls.

Here is the CESCR Committee’s Concluding Observations on UK document

See John Pring’s article in Disability News Service UN report raises ‘deep concerns’ about impact of austerity on disabled people

Read also UK Human Rights Blog on the report

The New Stateman The UN declares the UK’s austerity policies in breach of international human rights obligations

Resources

Resources

VAW

We will be adding resources, news and events on Violence Against Women on this page.

National domestic violence 24 hour helpline 0808 2000 247 (if you have been abused by your partner or by family member)

Stay Safe East

CRPD

Sisters of Frida is part of the Reclaiming Our Futures Alliance (ROFA) which consists of the Alliance for Inclusive Education, the British Deaf Association, Disabled People Against Cuts, Equal Lives, Equalities National Council, Inclusion London, Shaping Our Lives and the TUC – in writing a shadow report for the UNCRPD.

We will be bringing our experience from our CEDAW report writing and experience in Geneva to the table.

Sisters of Frida has submitted CRPD general discussion on women and girls with disabilities as part of the UK CEDAW working group. It is obvious that there is much intersection between CEDAW and CRPD and we should use both instruments and contribute as disabled women to the shadow reports.

To follow the process we shall also be posting links of interest and other information as we go along.

Recently

Joint DPO submission on Disabled Women for the Human Rights Committee’s review of the United Kingdom

June 2015 

Joint DPO submission on United Kingdom to HRCttee (word doc)

this document was referred by the IDA in their submission  – General Comment on women with disabilities CRPD call for submissions on its General Comment on women with disabilities (article 6)

IDA submission on draft GC on article 6.final (word doc)

The Concluding Observations adopted by the CRPD Committee during its 11th session on Sweden ( 12-4-2014)

11)The Committee is concerned that systems for dealing with cases of intersectional discrimination, for example disability combined with gender or ethnicity, require more development.

12) The Committee recommends that the State party examine the appropriateness of the current structure used to deal with situations of intersectional discrimination.
Women with disabilities (art. 6)
13) The Committee is concerned that there is little knowledge about whether women with disabilities are discriminated against because of their gender, and to which degree women and girls with disabilities are discriminated against compared to men and boys. It is further concerned that studies, policies, or action plans concerning persons with disabilities do not include a gender perspective.
14) The Committee recommends the State party to ensure that the perspective of gender and disability permeate its legislation and policies, surveys, plans, implementation, evaluation and monitoring activities, or its services. It further recommends that the State party adopt effective and specific measures to prevent intersectional forms of discrimination against women and girls with disabilities.

you can also
Watch the treaty bodies sessions live for Sweden CRPD Session 11: Sweden, 31 March – 1 April 2014
English Audio (quite a few questions on Article 6, one from Diane Mulligan on disabled women of ethnic minorities)
For an example of an alternative report

Alternative report of the Germany CRPD Alliance (BRK Allianz) and submission on the list of issues on Germany

And report from Australia

AUSTRALIAN CIVIL SOCIETY PARALLEL REPORT GROUP

RESPONSE TO THE LIST OF ISSUES –

CRPD COMMITTEE 10TH SESSION, DIALOGUE WITH AUSTRALIA

3-4 SEPTEMBER 2013, GENEVA CSPRG_Australia_CRPD10 (Word Doc)

and

UN Committee on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities

9th Session, Geneva, 15–19 April 2013

Half-day of General Discussion on Women and Girls with Disabilities – 17 April 2013 (12:00-6:00 pm)

http://www.ohchr.org/EN/HRBodies/CRPD/Pages/DGD17April2013.aspx

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Disability Rights Litigation

CRPD Committee views on communications lodged under the Optional Protocol

IDA (International Disability Alliance)  monitors the views adopted by the CRPD Committee on communications and produces case summaries of those decisions. In addition, IDA is supporting DPOs to lodge communications to the CRPD Committee under the Optional Protocol and has compiled a factsheet on this. Further information is also available on how to lodge communications and inquiries before the other UN treaty bodies.

On UK

CRPD work by the Equality and Human Rights Commission

A report by the UK Independent Mechanism (UKIM: made up of ourselves, the Scottish Human Rights Commission, the Northern Ireland Human Rights Commission and the Equality Commission for Northern Ireland) to the UN Committee on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (February 2017):

UK ‘is first country to face UN inquiry into disability rights violations’ 15 Aug 2014

UN to investigate UK ‘grave violations’ of disability rights 6 Oct 2014

Resources

see Svetlana Kotova’s presentation on Article 6 : Women with Disabilities

From Disability Awareness in Action

“STOP THE WORLD – WE WANT TO GET ON!” is designed to meet a great need for another resource kit that would provide a framework for disabled people in providing training to their colleagues within their DPOs – specifically on human rights – and help them to take the appropriate action to support rights for disabled people.

This manual is based on DAA’s previous wide experience and the outcomes of intensive trainings.

It includes:

  • practical uses of our human rights
  • examples of real cases both in Europe and the UK
  • suggestions on how to be an ally
  • advice for trainers

Human Rights is a huge subject and has become very technical and legal. We have tried to simplify and give you theimportant points in their relevant contexts.

To download “STOP THE WORLD – WE WANT TO GET ON!” click on one of the links below,

“STOP THE WORLD – WE WANT TO GET ON!” pdf

“ST0P THE WORLD – WE WANT TO GET ON” .rtf

Easy to Read Versions of CRPD

From the EHRC

Cases of note

Elaine Macdonald case

Ex-ballerina forces ‘landmark’ ruling in social care, charity says

(20 May2014)

Unlawful removal of night-time care was breach of human rights, rules European court

 (Article updated 11am, 22 May)

see Silencing the Voices of People with Disabilities: Recent Developments before the European Court of Human Rights for cases written by Constantin Cojocariu, human rights lawyer (dec 3rd 2014)

 

CEDAW

NEW (2016) we contributed to CEDAW shadow report on legal aid reforms and women s access to justice 

The Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination against Women (CEDAW), adopted in 1979 by the UN General Assembly, is often described as an international bill of rights for women. Consisting of a preamble and 30 articles, it defines what constitutes discrimination against women and sets up an agenda for national action to end such discrimination.

Members of Sisters of Frida have been part of the CEDAW working Group coordinated by the Women Resource Centre for a few years, attending meetings and training sessions.

This August we attended the 55th session in Geneva. Below are the links to that week.

 

The UK CEDAW Shadow Report – Women’s Equality in the UK: A health check

Appendix 36: General Recommendation 18 – Disabled women

 

En route to CEDAW in Geneva

Day 1 Meeting the CEDAW working group UK delegation in Geneva

Disabled women in Geneva for the 55th session of CEDAW questioning UK government on women’s rights

Day 1 Oral presentations to the CEDAW committee

Press release on NGOs presentations on CEDAW

Day 2 Cedaw Lunch time briefing

Day 3 UK Government CEDAW examination

Oral Statement (CAPE VERDE) to CEDAW Committee 55th session (from disabled women association)

Statement for CEDAW Comittee Status of Women with Disabilities in the Republic of Serbia

NGO oral statement given by Charlotte Gage from the Women’s Resource Centre on behalf of the UK CEDAW Working Group at the 55th CEDAW Session – 15th July 2013 (audio) (lost)

NGO ORAL PRESENTATION UNITED KINGDOM Presented at the 55th CEDAW Session, Geneva July 8-19 2013 (text)(lost)

photos from UK CEDAW delegation (flickr)

Using CEDAW to reach Equality – Women Resource (facebook)

Recommendations on disabled women for the UK Govt from CEDAW committee

UN flags Palais des Nations

UN flags Palais des Nations

*We would like to thank the NUJ (DMC and BirminghamCoventry Branch) and the Waltham Forest Trades Council for contributing towards travel expenses to Geneva.

press

Mentioned in Guardian Society Daily by Claire Horton thanks to Lisa Ellwood @Creative Crip

Article by John Pring Disability News Service in The Fed Online

UK challenged on treatment of disabled and older women Ekklesia

See also

NICEM welcomes CEDAW Concluding Observations

When cuts cost lives: women’s economic independence and domestic violence

by Scarlet Harris in Touchstone