Current campaigns – act now
Our latest campaigns events and updates
We joined DPAC, ROFA and other DDPOs for a week of action around the ‘Global Disability Summit’ hosted by the UK Government. An International Solidarity Summit was organised to coincide with the event, to highlight the hypocrisy of the UK government, who are themselves in breach of the UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities.
We note the global disability summit being held in London at the end of July. We are strongly in favour of international support that improves the lives of Deaf and Disabled people across the world. We also have a number of concerns about the summit.
The All Party Parliamentary Group (APPG) on hate crime is running an enquiry. The APPG is interested to hear from experts, practitioners, victims and their representative organisations, as well as academics and others with an interest in and knowledge of the topic.
Starting in May 2018 and continuing over the summer months, members of the Disability Benefits Consortium will be supporting Disabled people, family carers, and anyone with an experience of claiming Personal Independence Payment (PIP) to meet their local MPs to talk to them about PIP.
Human Rights Laws and anti-discrimination legislation: part of the struggle and part of the solution?
Campaigns for anti-discrimination legislation and demands for protection of disabled people’s human rights laws are only part of the struggle to bring about the end of the inequality they encounter through their positioning within society. As disabled activists I believe we need to combine fighting for improvements within existing structures whilst at the same time seeking ways to transform them. A guest blog post from Bob Williams-Findlay.