United Nations Disability Convention (CRPD)
PWDA played an ongoing important role in the development of the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (CRPD) between 2004 to 2006 by organising national consultations, consultations with members, attending sessions of the UN Ad Hoc Committee and supporting delegates to attend sessions of the UN Ad Hoc Committee.
Click the links below to read and learn more about PWDA's role:
- Australian delegation to the UN Commission on the Status of Women
- Australian Delegation to the UN Committee Against Torture
- Australian DPO Youth Delegation to COSP 2014
- Participation with the Civil Society Parallel Report
- UN Ad Hoc Committee Meetings
- Australian National Consultations and Reports
- Joint submission with Women with Disabilities Australia to the Committee on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities, Draft General Comment on Article 6: Women with Disabilities
Making a Complaint under the UNCRPD
In early 2011, PWDA partnered with Queensland Advocacy Incorporated (QAI), the Australian Centre for Disability Law and the Australian Human Rights Commission to develop and deliver key modules of a professional development curriculum for disability activists advocates on making complaints under the United Nations Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (CRPD).
Watch an Auslan introduction to the CRPD below
- United Nations Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities - Australian Attorney General
- Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities - Australian Human Rights Commission
- Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities - United Nations
- UN Treaty Body Website: Watch the treaty body sessions live!