Implementing the SDGs and CRPD: Commonwealth Disabled People’s perspective

COSP13 Online side meeting 4.12.20 Chair: Sarah Kamau, Kenya, Acting Chair CDPF Speakers: Diana Samarasan, Disability Rights Fund Layne Robinson, Commonwealth Secretariat Richard Rieser, UK, General Secretary CDPF Dr Sruti Mohapatra, India, Acting Vice Chair CDPF Thandi Mfulo, South Africa,…

Kenya – Compilation of submissions on mental health during the COVID-19 pandemic

The COVID-19 virus was first detected in Wuhan, China and reported to the World Health Organization (WHO) on 31st December 2019.1 The virus rapidly spread to other parts of the world, culminating to the World Health Organisation (WHO) declaring the…

Joint Statement on the UN Secretary-General’s call for a Disability-inclusive response to COVID-19 – Towards a better future for all

18 May 2020, New York – A response to the Secretary-General’s Policy BriefA Statement by 138 Member States and Observers The COVID-19 pandemic represents a human crisis of unprecedented scale, seriously affecting health and disrupting the livelihood and overall wellbeing…

Coronavirus and human rights: New UN report calls for disability-inclusive recovery

The COVID-19 pandemic is intensifying inequalities experienced by the world’s one billion people with disabilities, UN Secretary-General António Guterres said in launching a report issued on Wednesday that calls for a disability-inclusive recovery and response to the crisis. Even under…

Education: Disabled Learners and COVID-19 school closures

The Learners with Disabilities and COVID-19 School Closures Survey is being conducted by the Inclusive Education Initiative’s Disability-Inclusive Education Community of Practice and Knowledge Hub. As the COVID-19 pandemic continues to spread across the globe, schools are closed nation-wide in 192…