What are my rights?

 

21 infographics to understand some of your rights under the “Disability Convention”. It is officially known as the United Nations Convention on the Rights for People with Disabilities (CRPD).

A convention is an agreement between countries to obey the same law about a specific issue. When a country signs and ratifies (approves) a convention, it becomes a legal promise and guides the actions of the government. Australia signed the CRPD in 2007 and ratified it in 2008. Governments that ratify a Convention agree to do their best to enforce its articles. If your government is not enforcing the articles, you can remind your government representatives of their responsibilities.

The Convention makes many promises. Its 50 articles clearly explain what these promises are. Below are 21 that directly relate to girls and young women with disabilities.

 

1.   Article 5 – Equality and Non-discrimination

Article 5 - Equality and non-discrimination

 

2.   Article 6 – Women with Disabilities

Article 6 - Women with Disabilities

 

3.   Article 7 – Children with Disabilities

Article 7 - Children with Disabilities.

 

4.    Article 9 – Accessibility

Article 9 - Accessibility

 

5.    Article 11 – Situations of Risk

Article 11 - Situations of Risk

 

6.   Article 12 – Equal Recognition Before the Law

Article 12 - Equal recognition before the law

 

7.   Article 13 – Access to Justice

Article 13 - Access to Justice

 

 

8.   Article 15 – Freedom from Torture

Article 15 - Freedom from Torture

 

 

9.    Article 16 – Freedom from Violence

Article 16 - Freedom from Violence

 

 

10.    Article 18 – Liberty of Movement and Nationality

Article 18 - Liberty of Movement and Nationality

 

 

11.    Article19 – Independence and Inclusion

Article19 - Independence and Inclusion

 

12.    Article 20 – Personal Mobility

Article 20 - Personal Mobility

 

13.  Article 21 – Freedom of expression and opinion, and access to information

Article 21 - Freedom of expression and opinion, and access to information

 

14.    Article 23 – Respect for Home and Family

Article 23 - Respect for Home and Family

 

 

15.    Article 24 – Education

Article 24 - Education

 

 

16.    Article 25 – Health

Article 25 - Health

 

 

17.    Article 26 – Habilitation and Rehabilitation

Article 26 - Habilitation and rehabilitation

 

18.    Article 27 – Work and Employment

Article 27 - Work and employment

 

 

19.    Article 28 – Adequate Standard of Living and Social Protection

Article 28 - Adequate standard of living and social protection

 

 

20.    Article 29 – Participation in Political and Public Life

Article 29 - Participation in political and public life

 

 

21.    Article 30 – Participation in cultural life, recreation, leisure and sport

Article 30 - Participation in cultural life, recreation, leisure and sport

 

 

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