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…

Commonwealth Disabled People’s Forum COVID 19 Summit held by Video Link 24.04.2020

4 key points from Summit Friday: Lack of PPE for carers and disabled people, not being thought of – particular Personal Assistants and carers not being maintained Food distribution – India did survey 30 states and nothing getting through Communications…

Principles and Statement to Governments on Disabled People and the impact of Pandemic of COVID-19 Coronavirus

The following principles and statement to Governments were agreed by the CDPF Executive Committee 30th March 2020 and provided to help ensure disabled people throughout the Commonwealth are not disadvantaged and have their needs met. Principles Preamble: Human Rights are…

Declaration of relaunch conference, 13th June 2019

Declaration from the newly re-launched Commonwealth Disabled People’s Forum We, the delegates of 27 Commonwealth Countries, being representative Disabled People’s Organisations (DPOs), attending the re-launch of the Commonwealth Disabled People’s Forum, applaud the adoption of a constitution, work programme and…