Online event series: September 7 and 8
Reflections, practices and call to action in advance of the CRC’s Committee Day of General Discussion on children’s rights and alternative care

ENIL, Disability Rights International, Inclusion International, the International Disability Alliance, the International Federation for Spina Bifida and Hydrocephalus, the US International Council on Disabilities and Validity Foundation are organising an online event series on 7 and 8 September, focusing the right to family life for all children.

Group homes for children with disabilities? Disability rights perspectives. Symposium

September 7th 2021
14:30 to 16:00 CET/8:30 am to 10 am EDT
Sponsored and hosted by University of Leeds, UK
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14:35 – Welcome and Housekeeping – University of Leeds
14:40 – Opening Remarks – Gerard Quinn, UN Special Rapporteur on Disability
14:50 – Shared Vision of Rights of Persons with Disabilities – Angharad Beckett, University of Leeds
15:20 – Perspective from a Young Person with a Disability – speakers to be confirmed
15:30 – Panel Discussion featuring sponsoring organizations

French interpretation, International Sign and captioning will be available

A Call to Action to protect the right to family life and prevent institutionalization for all children. Challenges and solutions

September 8th 2021
16:00 to 17:30 CET/10 am to 11:30 am EDT
Hosted by Disability Rights International and US International Council on Disability
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16:05 – Welcome and Housekeeping – Isabel Hodge, US International Council on Disability
16:15 – Urgent Need for Action – Eric Rosenthal, Disability Rights International
16:30 – The Human Rights and Policy Imperative – Amalia Gamio, UN CRPD Committee
16:40 – Keeping Families Together – Fatima Wangare, Kenya Association of the Intellectually Handicapped
16:50 – Parental Rights of Mothers with Disabilities – Eunice Diaz, Mexican self-advocate
17:00 – Concluding Remarks and Discussion – speaker to be confirmed

English – Spanish interpretation, International Sign and captioning will be available

Read and Endorse the Call to Action here.

Download the programme in PDF here.

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