Note: This session is capped at 21 participants.
Session Description: A new form of human rights was addressed in the first decade of the twenty-first century, when governments addressed the issue of disability rights. Many of those who have disabilities have a hard life. Those who have lost limbs or faculties in those countries -- be it from war or other causes -- have the hardest life of all. People with disabilities must deal with the trauma, the physical pain -- and with an environment in which there are often few to no laws protecting their rights and serving their medical or rehabilitative requirements. Their disabilities usually result in the loss of jobs, inability to go to school, and the impoverishment of their entire families. This is not just because of physical barriers. There are profound social barriers as well. This presentation will address the increasingly powerful movement for the rights and dignity of people with disabilities, especially in post-conflict countries, and also the Convention of the Rights and Dignity of People with Disabilities (CRPD) that the U.S. has signed (President Obama's Administration's first signature to any international treaty) and the U.S. Senate is currently debating.
Presented by: Ken Rutherford
Monday, March 18, 2013
10:45 AM - 11:45 AM
FCSC, Conference Room 2 Note: This is a location change.