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Learn how you can help support the United Nations Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (CRPD) currently signed by over 130 countries – US excluded. Watch this 60 second video to see why Stevie Wonder supports CRPD.
In Brief . . .
According to the US International Council on Disabilities, “The Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (CRPD) is an international disability treaty that was inspired by U.S. leadership in recognizing the rights of people with disabilities. The CRPD is a vital framework for creating legislation and policies around the world that embrace the rights and dignity of all people with disabilities. The Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) was the model for the CRPD, which values of independence and respect and concept of reasonable accommodation are echoed throughout the treaty.”
6 Reasons to Support the CRPD
- Ratification of the CRPD Exports U.S. Leadership
- Veteran Service Organizations Strongly Support CRPD to Expand Opportunities for Veterans
- U.S. Business Supports Ratification of the CRPD to Benefit Business
- CRPD Ratification Improves Global Accessibility
- CRPD Ratification Ensures Humane and Moral Treatment
- U.S Ratification of the CRPD Has Strong Bipartisan Support
Read details in this Fact Sheet.
Take Your Students on a Field Trip
Click on links below. . .
- US Department of State
- United Nation website for International Day of Persons with Disabilities
- US International Council on Disabilities
- Article: Ratify the Disability Treaty for our wounded warriors
- Article: Menendez and McCain: Ratify disabilities treaty
- Petition: Youth for International Equality
- Statistics about the worlds largest minority:
- 57.8 million Americans have one or more disabilities
- 5.5 million American veterans are people with disabilities
- 1 billion people with disabilities around the world
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- Ratify the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities
Thank you to our friends, Ted Mauro and Rebecca Sheffiend, at ED101 for these great links to CRPD information.
ED101 is a member of U.S. International Council on Disabilities (USICD), which is leading/organizing the current ratification efforts in the US and a member of the Global Partnership on Children with Disabilities, a multi-national group of NGO’s working on CRPD-related issues that affect children.