October 22nd, 15:00 – 17:00 CEST (Geneva time) / 9:00 – 11:00 EST (New York time)
Validity Foundation, the European Network on Independent Living, Disability Rights International, the Centre for Human Rights at the University of Pretoria, the International Disability Alliance, the International Disability and Development Consortium, and the Disability Rights Fund/Disability Rights Advocacy Fund are pleased to invite you to the launch of the COVID-19 Disability Rights Monitor report.
The COVID-19 Disability Rights Monitor is a major global initiative aimed at conducting rapid independent monitoring of state measures concerning the impact of COVID-19 on persons with disabilities. Launched in April 2020 and translated into 25 languages, the survey gathered, over a three–month period, over 2,100 responses from 134 countries spanning from Argentina to Zimbabwe and covering every continent. The vast majority of responses came from persons with disabilities themselves, as well as their representative organisations.
The report will place a spotlight on how persons with disabilities worldwide were disproportionately affected by COVID-19 and States responses. The report will focus in particular on the lives, health and safety of persons with disabilities living in institutions, the measures targeting persons with disabilities living in the community as well as underrepresented groups of persons with disabilities (children, homeless persons and persons living in remote and rural locations) and access to healthcare.
The event will gather survey respondents, organisations representative of persons with disabilities, representatives from the United Nations and civil society organisations to advance discussions on COVID-19 disability-inclusive responses and recovery plans.
For more information about the COVID-19 Disability Rights Monitor, visit our website: www.covid-drm.org