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Supporting children with disabilities into mainstream schools in Moldova

Supporting children with disabilities into mainstream schools in Moldova

The UN Human Rights Office in Moldova assists parents who have children with disabilities to successfully campaign for places in mainstream schools and kindergartens.
Campaigning for the rights of the disabled in the Arab region

Campaigning for the rights of the disabled in the Arab region

Advocates for the human rights of disabled people from the Arab region came together recently and agreed that in general, their equal access to the full range of human rights is not fully acknowledged and funding for the needs of the disabled is inadequate.
The right to take risks and make mistakes: equal recognition before the law for people with disabilities

The right to take risks and make mistakes: equal recognition before the law for people with disabilities

The Committee on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities finds that all too often people with disabilities do not enjoy legal equality, which affects their capacity to make fundamental decisions affecting their health, education, work, relationships and political participation.
A right to education for all, including persons with disabilities

A right to education for all, including persons with disabilities

A new UN Human Rights study outlines how to address discrimination against persons with disabilities in the educational system
Post-2015 development agenda must be inclusive of the rights of persons with disabilities

Post-2015 development agenda must be inclusive of the rights of persons with disabilities

A high level side event at the United Nations in New York provided an interactive forum for promoting a post-2015 development agenda that is accessible and inclusive of persons with disabilities.
Sierra Leone: Equal opportunities for persons with disabilities

Sierra Leone: Equal opportunities for persons with disabilities

The voice of persons with disabilities and their rights have been amplified in a new law on disabilities ensuring inclusion on all fronts, in the country’s development and in political plans.
UN disability rights body confirms that equal access to banking services should be granted to all

UN disability rights body confirms that equal access to banking services should be granted to all

The UN Committee on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities issues an unprecedented decision on a case involving two visually impaired complainants against Hungary.
Breaking barriers to equal access to work for persons with disabilities

Breaking barriers to equal access to work for persons with disabilities

“The right to work is a fundamental human right that is inseparable from human dignity”, said UN Human Rights Chief Navi Pillay at the annual interactive panel on human rights and persons of disabilities.
Saying no to landmines and promoting the rights of landmines survivors

Saying no to landmines and promoting the rights of landmines survivors

In addition to overcoming physical trauma, landmine survivors struggle to achieve social acceptance, gain meaningful employment, receive physical rehabilitation and psychological and social support and ensure that their rights are respected.
A right to choose for persons with disabilities

A right to choose for persons with disabilities

States that have endorsed the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities should ease the participation of all persons with disabilities in the political and public life of their countries.
“Forgotten Europeans”

“Forgotten Europeans”

The UN Human Rights office and UNICEF are advocating for integration of children with disabilities in communities.
Romanian human rights defender advocates for children’s lives

Romanian human rights defender advocates for children’s lives

Adriana Tontsch, a human rights defender from Romania, advocates for children’s lives and says access to health care is a human rights issue.
Defending the defenders:  Human Rights Day 2010

Defending the defenders: Human Rights Day 2010

In a special message sent to the Geneva 2010 Human Rights Day event Myanmar’s recently released Opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi appeals for solidarity in the struggle for human rights.