On 20th May, the Committee on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities published the "Draft Guidelines on Deinstitutionalisation, including in Emergencies" and launched the process of public consultation. The aim of the Draft Guidelines is to assist States Parties in fulfilling their obligations under article 19 of the CRPD, on living independently and being included in the community.
The Global Coalition on Deinstitutionalisation (GC-DI) supports the Committee in the preparation of the guidelines. Among other, GC-DI would like to ensure broad participation of persons with disabilities and their organisations, including people living in institutions and survivors of institutionalisation, in the process of the public consultation. The aim of this webinar is to explain the background of the Draft Guidelines, their purpose and key elements, and to inform all those who wish to have a say about how they can contribute to the public consultation.
Closed captions in English and International sign language will be provided. Interpretation from English may be available in the following languages: French, Spanish, Arabic, Mandarin, Japanese and Bahasa.
For updates, please check the websites of members of GC-DI: European Network on Independent Living, Transforming Communities for Inclusion (TCI) Global, International Disability Alliance, Inclusion International, the Validity Foundation, Disability Rights International, Centre for Human Rights at the University of Pretoria and Disability Rights Fund/Disability Rights Advocacy Fund.