Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities
When it came to politics, my grandfather was the one who got me excited about the subject. I used to sit at his feet and
What she can still do is jog, meet her friends and work in her day job at a psychology lab while forcing herself to stay
Poverty and disability form a vicious cycle. People with disabilities are more likely to end up poor. Poverty increases a person's vulnerability to disabilities and disabilities increase a person's vulnerability to poverty. This vicious cycle must be broken.
People with disabilities live in our neighborhoods, go to school with our children, shop at our stores, but too often, we don't know them.
As it is often cited in the US in various contexts, we should not leave anyone behind. Progress in our societies will be meaningful when it provides dignity to all and when it is inclusive.
Contrary to some Republicans who've argued the treaty would weaken the standing of the U.S., Duckworth argued it would do
The U.N. treaty failed to garner enough votes last December due in part to the timing of the vote, during a lame duck session
The Senate must ratify the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities as soon as it can be considered. This treaty is good for American citizens, for American business, for American values and leadership, and for millions across the globe. It is, simply put, the right thing to do.
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This critical international human rights treaty would give people with disabilities across the globe the same of kind protections afforded to U.S. citizens by the landmark Americans with Disabilities Act.
The real reason for the Republicans' down vote of the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities must be thoroughly analyzed by the disability community if we are to progress politically.
December 3 is recognized around the world as International Day of People with Disabilities. While the anniversary typically doesn't cultivate much attention in the United States, this year the Senate has the opportunity to underscore the importance of rights for people with disabilities worldwide.
The Senate is on the verge of ratifying the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (CRPD). This would be amazing! The Senate has not been able to push through a multilateral treaty since the Chemical Weapons convention in 1997.
Today, the U.S. Senate is being asked to ratify the new UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (CRPD). It's another of those sound-good UN efforts that fall apart under examination.