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Convention on the Rights of Persons With Disabilities

Preventing Disabilities: A Collective Responsibility

Freeman Osonuga | Posted 05.17.2014 | Impact
Freeman Osonuga

Poverty and disability form a vicious cycle. People with disabilities are more likely to end up poor. Poverty increases a person's vulnerability to disabilities and disabilities increase a person's vulnerability to poverty. This vicious cycle must be broken.

Making Inclusion a Reality

William Daroff | Posted 04.22.2014 | Religion
William Daroff

People with disabilities live in our neighborhoods, go to school with our children, shop at our stores, but too often, we don't know them.

Cooperative Progress on Disability Rights is Needed

Amb. Ufuk Gokcen | Posted 01.23.2014 | Religion
Amb. Ufuk Gokcen

As it is often cited in the US in various contexts, we should not leave anyone behind. Progress in our societies will be meaningful when it provides dignity to all and when it is inclusive.

Sabrina Siddiqui

Tammy Duckworth Pleads With Congress To Pass Disabilities Treaty

HuffingtonPost.com | Sabrina Siddiqui | Posted 11.05.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- On the first anniversary of her election to Congress, Rep. Tammy Duckworth, an Illinois Democrat and Iraq war veteran, urged the passage...

Rick Santorum Renews Call To Defeat UN Disabilities Treaty

The Huffington Post | Shadee Ashtari | Posted 11.05.2013 | Politics

Ahead of Tuesday’s hearings on the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (CRPD), held by the Senate Committee on Foreign Relations, ...

Ensuring the Rights of Persons With Disabilities -- At Home and Abroad

William Daroff | Posted 01.23.2014 | Politics
William Daroff

The Senate must ratify the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities as soon as it can be considered. This treaty is good for American citizens, for American business, for American values and leadership, and for millions across the globe. It is, simply put, the right thing to do.

LOOK: #ThisAbility Social Media Campaign Is Beyond Inspiring

The Huffington Post | Nader Salass | Posted 06.11.2013 | Impact

A new social media campaign is using uplifting stories to raise awareness for grim facts. UNICEF recently launched its annual the State of the Wor...

Ratify the Convention on the Rights of Persons With Disabilities

Caryl M. Stern | Posted 08.05.2013 | Impact
Caryl M. Stern

This critical international human rights treaty would give people with disabilities across the globe the same of kind protections afforded to U.S. citizens by the landmark Americans with Disabilities Act.

Why the Disability Community Should Be Done With the Republican Party For Good

Lateef McLeod | Posted 03.04.2013 | Politics
Lateef McLeod

The real reason for the Republicans' down vote of the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities must be thoroughly analyzed by the disability community if we are to progress politically.

Time Is Now for U.S. to Support International Disability Rights

Gary Arnold | Posted 02.02.2013 | Impact
Gary Arnold

December 3 is recognized around the world as International Day of People with Disabilities. While the anniversary typically doesn't cultivate much attention in the United States, this year the Senate has the opportunity to underscore the importance of rights for people with disabilities worldwide.

A Global Fair Deal for the Disabled

Don Kraus | Posted 11.30.2012 | Politics
Don Kraus

The Senate is on the verge of ratifying the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (CRPD). This would be amazing! The Senate has not been able to push through a multilateral treaty since the Chemical Weapons convention in 1997.

Independence Forever! Don't Ratify the UN Disabilities Treaty

Ken Blackwell | Posted 01.29.2013 | Politics
Ken Blackwell

Today, the U.S. Senate is being asked to ratify the new UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (CRPD). It's another of those sound-good UN efforts that fall apart under examination.