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Human Rights-Based Approach to Disability

Promote Economic Development and Social Inclusion
Deadline: 6 Nov 2017
Type:
Course
Location:
Web Based
Date:
13 Nov 2017 to 15 Dec 2017
Duration of event:
5 Weeks
Programme Area:
Governance, Disability
Specific Target Audience:
No
Price:
$100.00
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The Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (CRPD) which entered into force in 2008, a legally binding instrument which has been widely ratified, is grounded on the human rights-based approach, moving away from previous models on how to approach disability, in particular the so-called medical model. This change is profound and is therefore often defined as a paradigm shift. Understanding the human rights-based approach to disability is a key prerequisite to ensure that policy makers and other stakeholders that will work on issues affecting the rights of persons with disabilities, design laws, policies and programmes in a way that is consistent with the CRPD.

This Course, developed by UNITAR in partnership with the Inter-Agency Support Group for the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (IASG), offers a unique opportunity to understand this approach, to learn how to apply it and to gain knowledge on some of the core aspects of the CRPD, with a particular focus on anti-discrimination and participation.  

The overall objective of this course is to allow a better understanding of the human rights-based approach to disability and to enable participants to identify gaps between existing policy and the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities, in order to implement it coherently.

  • Module 1: What is (and what is not) disability?
  • Module 2: Introduction to the CRPD
  • Module 3: Discrimination and anti-discrimination in the CRPD
  • Module 4: Crosscutting provisions in the Convention

The course is based on UNITAR’s sound adult learning pedagogical principles. Each module includes readings, self-assessment activities and quizzes. The learning activities are distributed in such a way to ensure the achievement of the learning objectives in a flexible manner. 

The course is open to all persons interested in the subject. 

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