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Have your say – CRPD Survey

The UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (CRPD) is an international human rights treaty which aims to protect the rights and dignity of all disabled people. Ireland has signed up to the UN CRPD and has agreed that disabled people should have the same support and treatment as everyone else.

Because Ireland signed the Convention it must send reports to the UN Committee on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities to say how they are making the lives of people better.

The first report from the Irish Government is now due. This is called a State Party Report.

A group of organisations made up of disabled people will also give the Committee a report. This group is called the DPO Coalition and their report is called a Shadow Report. This report will give information on how well the Government has done in ensuring people enjoy their human rights.

The National Platform is a member of the DPO Coalition.

We want to know what your life is like and what you think the Government should do to make sure people get their human rights.

We have created a survey to make it easy for you to tell us what your life is like. You can also tell us what you think the Government should do to make sure people have their human rights.

This survey is a chance for you to give us feedback on your life. The survey asks questions about different areas of your life. The answers you give will help us write the Shadow Report.

You can choose to fill in the whole survey or you can pick the sections that are important to you.

The information you give us is private. You do not have to give us your name.

There are three parts to the survey.

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Launch of

“Our Lived Experiences of Housing and Transport”

Our Lived Experiences of Housing and Transport is a report carried out by the National Platform of Self Advocates and the Centre for Disability Law and Policy in the National University of Ireland, Galway (N.U.I.G.).

The research tells the stories of people with disabilities in Ireland and their experiences of housing and transport.

Mr. Finian McGrath launched the report on the 23th of January 2017 at 11:00 a.m. in the Academy Plaza Hotel, Dublin.

The report is available to read here.

Read our Press Release here.

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