Wednesday, 3 February 2016

Disability, Human Rights & Social Equity

This week in Melbourne is the inaugural Disability, Human Rights and Social Equity Conference.

The hosts are the Social Equity Institute, which is part of the University of Melbourne.

Check out the program. It makes incredible reading. There is such a diverse range of issues to hear about.

The Plenary sessions are:
Charlotte McClain-Nhlapo, Disability Advisor in the Social, Urban, Rural and Resilience Global Practice of the World Bank Group. Disability rights a trigger for social equity
Emeritus Professor Ron McCallum AO, University of Sydney, former Chair, United Nations Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities. The Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities and its Monitoring Committee: A Domestic and International Analysis
Professor Mary Crock, Professor of Public Law, University of Sydney
Making Every Life Count: International Law and the Protection of Persons with Disabilities in Displacement

And that is just the start.

There are various streams and topics to keep the conversation going, including 
Conflict, Violence and the Right to Safety
Mental Health
Language, Literacy and Behaviour
Governance and Service Provision
Acquired Brain Injury & Supported Decision Making
Creative Arts
Financial Issues
Criminal Justice

I have the privilege of having my poster accepted for the conference. I look forward to catching up with familiar and new faces. Later, I will share some of the amazing thoughts, ideas and discussion from the conference here.

The Twitter handle for the conference is #socialequity16


Cathy Basterfield

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