Crippen hears that International organisation of disabled people is involved in Wethe15 campaign

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Well, it looks as though the organisers of WeThe15have now promised that groups and organisations of disabled people will be involved in the running and organisation of the campaign.

Disabled journalist John Pring from Disability News Service (DNS) has been able to secure assurancesfrom both the International Disability Alliance (IDA) and International Paralympic Committee (IPC)that despite the presence of multiple mainstream organisations and businesses as campaign partners, that WeThe15 will be a campaign led and controlled by disabled people.

The aim of the campaign is to “intensify political will to support and strengthen” the implementation of the UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (CRPD) over the next decade.

This means the UK government itself is likely to come under pressure, particularly as IDA hopes to push for greater involvement of Disabled People’s Organisations (DPOs) in policy design, an issue in which ministers have faced…

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