Disability and Human Rights

Experienced by more than one billion people worldwide, disability is increasingly recognised as a human rights issue internationally. Completely up to date, Disability and Human Rights draws on cutting edge international research and real life examples to explore the global dimension of disability and to critically review progress on the implementation of the United Nations Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities.

This book provides readers with an in-depth exploration of disability across key areas of human rights, including health, education, employment, accessibility and independent living. It demonstrates how these issues are integral to achieving full and equal participation of disabled people in human societies across the life cycle. The book analyses the impact of poverty, the importance of support and the relevance of culture and it maps out how to make disability rights a reality in the coming decades. 

Equipping professionals

Together with Daniel Tsengu from Nigeria, Huib Cornielje wrote chapter 16 of this publication: "Equipping professionals with competencies to better support persons with disabilities". Professional advocacy aligned with disability rights is strongly recommended in this chapter that deals with professionals and their attitudes towards disability. CBR is further promoted an indispensable strategy leading to inclusion of people with disabilities in society; an area of work that needs to be highlighted in training of all rehabilitation professionals.

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