The UK Government Is Facing The UN Disability Committee - Here's How You Can Get Involved!

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Disabled activists have been fighting for decades against our institutionalisation, isolation and deprivation – it's time the world started to listen. The UK government will be facing the United Nations for violating Disabled people’s rights. For our voices to truly be heard, here's the ways you can get involved!

Watch The Hearing! 

When? Monday, March 18th, 2024 

What time? 2pm-3:30pm UK time (it will be happening at 3pm on Geneva's timezone). If you cannot watch it live, the recording should be ready afterwards on the link below. 

Where? You can watch it online via UN livestream website, at this link. 

The hearing will be signed in International Sign, which is different to BSL. There will also be live, embedded captions on the live stream. 

How you can help 

  • Watch the evidence session and scrutinise the government's answers
  • Share your thoughts - what do you think of what the government is saying? Are there any inaccuracies or missing information? 
  • Post your own short videos and share your lived experience - give examples of policies you are worried about or impacted by - use the hashtag #CRDP24 
  • Follow the delegation on Twitter and share our posts
  • Write to your MP calling for the UN Convention on the Rights of Disabled People to be incorporated into UK legislation to give Disabled people access to our rights. You can do this easily on the Action Network Template (takes 2 minutes!) or see the template letter attached as a PDF at the bottom of this page.
  • Share some of the stats from the UK DDPO shadow report to challenge what the government is saying in the evidence session (a PDF with a bulletpoint list of these stats is included at the bottom of this news story)


Statistics from the UK DDPO’s Shadow Report to the UN

Letter Template to MPs - UN CRDP into UK Law