I decide therefore I am – implementing Article 12 of the UNCRPD
Exhibitor: The Permanent Mission of Bulgaria to the UN
An art exhibit reflecting on Article 12 of the UNCRPD: equal recognition before the law
Beit Issie Shapiro: Where Israeli Innovation, Inclusion & Disabilities Meet
Exhibitor: Beit Issie Shapiro
Showcasing successful scaling up of community-based educational-therapeutic models, self-advocacy, assistive technology prototypes and more
Leave no one behind: Disability-Inclusive Development through the CRPD and the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development
(13 – 14 June only)
Demonstrating how CBM engages in promoting the rights of persons with disabilities in international cooperation through the CRPD and the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development
GDCO Sudan empowering e-inclusion and SDGs implementation
Exhibitor: Gedaref Digital City Organization Sudan
Presenting achievements and innovations that integrate technology, education and health
Aging & Disability
Exhibitor: March of Dimes Canada
Presenting how issues around aging and disability intersect with the CRPD. Exhibits showcases successful initiatives in raising awareness, promoting international collaboration, sharing information and data and promoting national monitoring learning about different perspectives of disability along the human lifespan.
In the Picture: how women and girls with disabilities are challenging stereotypes
Showcasing positive examples of women with disabilities carrying out roles and duties that challenge people’s perceptions of what women with disabilities can achieve this exhibit demonstrates the power of inclusion and how women with disabilities can be empowered to transform their lives and gain independence. Features two young women from Uganda whose lives have been transformed through economic empowerment (one is training to be a welder, the other a plumber); a group of girls in India who are gaining confidence and independence through a martial arts training course; and other examples of the inclusion of girls and women with disabilities in Sierra Leone and Bangladesh
Education is a human right: Global strategies for teaching the world’s most vulnerable children
Exhibitor: Perkins School for the Blind
Sharing how Perkins International is actively working to advance Sustainable Development Goal 4’s promise to provide quality educational opportunities for all learners.
“I am… 1 of 1 billion voices”
Exhibitor: Disabled Peoples’ International
1 Billion Voices Team prepared a digital exhibit/project to celebrate CRPD and to bring the voices of 1 billion people with disabilities to the UN with the participation and support of Disabled Peoples International. Accessible, inclusive and affordable technologies and sharing knowledge and information are key to empower persons with disabilities bringing them out of poverty and fully participate in all aspects of life in their communities.
Let’s Get Together: Women Networking on Humanitarian Action
Exhibitor: Women’s Refugee Commission
(15 June only)
In conjunction with the UN Women Side event “Humanitarian Crisis: What role for Women and Girls with Disabilities? A Simulation Exercise”, this exhibit promotes the exchange of information and networking between grassroots organizations of women with disabilities on leadership in humanitarian action. Members from grassroots organizations of women with disabilities will be able to obtain literature and resources, speak with stakeholders involved in humanitarian action, and to sign a guestbook, sharing their comments and feedback on the topic. Following the event, a contact list will be generated to share with all women with disabilities who participated in the side event and exhibition space.
Exhibitor: Observatório Nacional de Segurança Viária
Showcasing the achievements of the Restart Project: a system that helps to reintegrate people with disabilities caused by traffic accident to reintegrate the labour market
We have the ABILITY to change the world
Exhibitor: ABILITY Awareness
An exhibit about educating society about unconscious bias, perceptions and employment of people with disabilities
Charter on Inclusion of Persons with Disabilities in Humanitarian Action
Exhibitors: CBM International, Handicap International, International Disability Alliance
To promote the Charter on Inclusion of Persons with Disabilities in Humanitarian Action, an important tool in promoting the implementation of Article 11 (“Situations of Risk and Humanitarian Emergencies”) and the CRPD as a whole.
Sharing the story of AlManarah’s International Accessible Library, the first one in the Arab world
Exhibitor: Al Manarah
AlManarah’s International Accessible Library, completely free and the first of its kind in the Arab world, has produced over 4000 accessible audiobooks, as well as books in formats accessible to people with print disabilities. All of these are available through AlManarah’s website and mobile app. Sharing best practices of how using ICT’s can improve the lives of PWDs.