Participants Call
Priorities and recommendations from the participants to the 9 workshops of the conference

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Taking in account the related articles of UN CRPD;

Remembering the Sustainable Development Goals; the Sendai framework on the prevention of risk of disaster; the Bioethics approach towards persons with disabilities of the Bioethics Committee of the Republic of San Marino; the Education for all outlined by UNESCO; the CBR guidelines of WHO, ILO, UNESCO, the Decent Work of ILO, the regional instruments related to persons with disabilities rights including: Incheon strategy, EU strategy on Disability, Regional Decade of Disability, Action Plan on Disability of the Council of Europe, etc., the Final Observations to the National Report of the State parties of the UN Committee of the Rights of Persons with Disabilities;

The DPI World Assembly calls upon International, Regional and National Authorities to commit to:

Poverty (Article 28)

·       All persons with disabilities, as part of society making up 15 % of the population, must benefit from economic, social and cultural development;

·       Dealing with the seventeen (17) issues of the 2030 agenda must include persons with disabilities, representing the poorest of the poor in the world, with appropriate indicators, measures taken to remove barriers and discrimination and support their participation in the national PRSP;

·       Persons with disabilities must be included in all projects of international cooperation financed by the donors in developing countries that have ratified the CRPD, with particular attention to empower the DPOs, the essential voice to make sustainable the implementation of the CRPD;

·       Removing environmental and social barriers to achieve an accessible society benefits everyone because most persons during their lifetime will fall under the CRPD definition of disability;

·      The data collection on disability must be based on the CRPD definition of disability and Article 31 of CRPD. Only appropriate, disaggregated data to gender support the policies related to implementation of CRPD.

Inclusive education (Article 24)

·       All children, and all students with disabilities, have the right to be educated on an equal basis with others, and to have access to high quality education in mainstream settings with the appropriate personalized support;

·      All school buildings must be accessible, and appropriate, disaggregated data must be collected to identify barrier free facilities and to identify barriers in existence that hinder the generation of barrier free facilities for persons with disabilities.

·       States Parties of the CRPD should move to inclusive education setting, with the appropriate policies addressed to remove discrimination and promote equal opportunity.

 Women and girl with disabilities (Article 6)

·       Gender policies at international, regional and national levels should mainstream the rights of women and girl with disabilities in all areas of human rights;

·       Women and girls with disabilities must be empowered with appropriate support and skills to fully participate in the life and decisions of their community.

Independent living (Article 19)

·       All the measures and welfare systems should be based on the goal of independent living of persons with disabilities, take into account the age, gender and type and level of support needed;

Persons with disabilities must be empowered to understand, choose and manage independent living, with appropriate support (Independent Living Centers, peer counseling, individualized budget and personal assistant).

Bioethics and Technology (Articles 4, 20, 26, 29, 32)

·       Bioethics approach towards persons with disabilities must be based on UNCRPD principles, definition and norms, respecting their human rights;

·       Persons with disabilities must be involved in a meaningful and continuous way in discussions and decision making processes around bioethics issues  affecting the life of persons with disabilities; 

·       People with disabilities must be involved as experts in research on topics that impact them

·       Prevention of Disaster and Humanitarian Aids (Article 11)

·       Include persons with disabilities rights and needs in all actions related to prevention of disaster and intervention in the case of humanitarian aids;

·       Involve DPOs on all level of activities to plan, rescue and manage the humanitarian aids;

·       The human rights and fundamental freedoms of refugees with disabilities must be respected in all activity related to humanitarian aids.

·       Boys and Girls with Disabilities (Article 7)

·       Boys and girls with disabilities must benefit from all policies, program and legislation in favour of minors in a mainstreaming form, taking into account the age, gender and type and level of support.

Employment and Social Protection (Art. 27, 28)

·       DPI calls upon all governments to adopt social protection policies and programs inclusive of persons with disabilities that will safeguard persons with disabilities rights in the areas of health, education, employment, mobility and retirement;

·    To ask governments to respect and implement employment laws adopted in their countries for persons with disabilities and to encourage the private sector to employ persons with disabilities through different tax relief schemes.

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