You're invited to a hui on disability rights

You're invited to a hui on disability rights

June 25, 2019

To inform a new report on the state of disability rights in Aotearoa New Zealand, we’re inviting you to participate in hui around the country, and share your experiences in an online survey.

Next year the United Nations will review New Zealand’s implementation of the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities. The Disability Convention outlines how governments can protect the rights of disabled people, and is overseen in each country by an Independent Monitoring Mechanism (IMM).

The Convention in brief – United Nations

The Disability Convention and IMM

Later this year, the IMM will make a report to Parliament called Making Disability Rights Real. We want to make sure we tell Parliament – and then the UN – about the real experiences of disabled people here, including barriers to participation and opportunities for change.

The IMM is made up of the Human Rights Commission, Disabled Peoples’ Organisations Coalition and the Ombudsman.

Link to NZSL video explanation of the disability rights hui and survey

Hui

We’re holding several hui around the country. If you’re interested in attending, email the contact for that hui. Please provide information about any accessibility needs, including New Zealand Sign Language interpreters.

Where

When

Contact

Christchurch

Papanui RSA
55 Bellvue Ave
Papanui

13 July 2019

10.30am-1.30pm

Rebecca, Human Rights Commission

[email protected]

Wellington

Blind Citizens NZ/Blind Foundation NZ
113-121 Adelaide Rd
Newtown

20 July 2019

10.30am-1.30pm

Rose, DPO Coalition

[email protected]

Auckland – Pacific hui

Mangere Arts Centre
Corner Bader Dr and Orly Ave
Mangere

24 July 2019

5.30pm-8.30pm

Rebecca, Human Rights Commission

[email protected]

 

Auckland

Potters Park Event Centre (Auckland Deaf Centre building)
164 Balmoral Rd
Balmoral

30 July 2019

5.30pm-8.30pm

Vicki, Office of the Ombudsman

[email protected]

Dunedin

CCS Disability Action Otago
514 Great King St
North Dunedin

27 July 2019

10.30am-1.30pm

Rose, DPO Coalition

[email protected]


Survey

If you can’t attend the hui or want to give feedback in another way, you can take a short survey from 12 July 2019. 

The survey will be available in: 

·         English 

·         Te Reo Māori

·         New Zealand Sign Language

·         Easy read 

·         Braille 

·         Large print.

Click here to open the survey.