Rights of Children with Disabilities: Challenges and Opportunities
of Deinstitutionalisation under the UNCRC, UNCRPD and 2030 Agenda

In many countries children with disabilities may not appear in national statistics, becoming ‘invisible’ to decision makers, service providers and the public. The costs of exclusion are significant for both for the individual and for society. Children with disabilities should be at the centre of efforts to build inclusive societies and the ideal setting for them to develop, thrive in, and fulfil their potential to participate as full citizens, is within a family that provides a nurturing and loving atmosphere, or, when necessary, within a community- based care system which is suitable to meet their individual needs and develop and promote their capacities. What are the enabling factors of a successful deinstitutionalisation of children with disability? What is the role of well-designed community service services and education in the inclusion of children with disability?
Join us on 22 April 2021 – 13:00 (CET). Register at https://bit.ly/3wd7WCr
We will discuss this issue in a webinar connecting the Right Livelihood Laureate Yetnebersh Nigussie to Alumni of the Global Campus of Human Rights and other experts including:

Speaker: Yetnebersh Nigussie
Yetnebersh is an Ethiopian lawyer working for human rights based on her own experience of being discriminated against coming from a “developing country”, being young, a woman – and blind. She is fearlessly pushing for women’s and girls’ rights, inclusive education and a vibrant civil society. Nigussie is an outstanding advocate for the rights enshrined in the UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (CRPD).

Moderator and Speaker: Nikolina Milić
Nikolina is a Children’s Rights Regional Officer for Southeast Europe at the Global Campus of Human Rights. Previously, she worked as a Legal Officer and a Researcher at the Belgrade Centre for Human Rights focusing her work on children’s rights and the protection of refugees.

Speaker: Lazar Stefanovic
Lazar is a PhD Candidate at the Faculty of Viena, Austria. He researches the international law of child rights and the rights of persons with disabilities. Lazar actively advocates for the realization of disabled children and adults’ rights and works as a human rights consultant.

Speaker: Rados Keravica
Rados is a doctoral candidate at the University of Leeds, Centre for Disability Studies in the School of Sociology and Social Policy and works as an EU Marie Sklodowska-Curie Early-Stage Researcher within the Disability Advocacy Research in Europe (DARE) project. His doctoral research project focuses on disabled children’s participation in decision-making processes.