LGBTI People with Disability and Implementation of the CRPD

Americas, Events, June 12 2018

NEW YORK, USA: For those in New York for the Conference of States Parties to the CRPD, please join hosts People with Disability Australia, on behalf of Disabled People’s Organisations Australia at the:

LGBTI People with Disability and Implementation of the CRPD

It is on Tuesday 12 June from 6:30 – 8:00pm (GMT-4) in Conference Room 4.

About the Event:

The event explores the intersection between disability and sexual orientation, gender identity and intersex status, the emerging response of the Committee on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities to this intersection, and the role of States Parties in ensuring that LGBTI people with disability are not left behind.

Opening Remarks:

  • The Honourable Kirsty Duncan –  Minister of Science and Minister of Sport and Persons with Disabilities, Government of Canada

Facilitator:

  • Colin Allen – Chair, International Disability Alliance

Speakers:

  • Theresia Degener – Chair, Committee of the Rights of Persons with Disabilities
  • Clifton Cortez – World Bank Group, Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity (SOGI) Global Advisor
  • Alastair McEwin – Disability Discrimination Commissioner, Australian Human Rights Commission
  • Matthew Bowden – Co-Chief Executive Officer, People with Disability Australia
  • Margherita Coppolino – President, National Ethnic Disability Alliance
  • Paul Calcott – National Projects Manager, First Peoples Disability Network Australia

 

Accessibility:

  • The event will be International Sign Language interpreted
  • The event will use Captioning at Real Time (CART)

Sponsors:

  • Permanent Mission of Australia to the United Nations
  • International Disability Alliance
  • Australian Human Rights Commission
  • Government of Canada, Gouvernement du Canada

 

Source: IDA_CRDP Forum

Re-posted with permission.

 

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