Manuals, Toolkits and Guidance

Promoting the rights of children with disabilities

Publication year:

2007

English

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pdf

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UNICEF Office of Research – Innocenti

This Innocenti Digest issue on ‘Promoting the Rights of Children with Disabilities’ examines the situation of some 200 million children with disabilities around the world and identifies ways to support the realization of their rights. Children with disabilities constantly face barriers to the enjoyment of their rights and inclusion in society. But the tide is changing, as many countries have begun to reform their laws and structures in the past two decades to promote the participation of children with disabilities as full members of society. The Digest promotes such participation, and discusses all aspects of their development, including access to education, health services and rehabilitation, social and legal assistance, play and cultural activities, vocational and life-skills training. It focuses on the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities which, building on the provisions of the Convention on the Rights of the Child, opens a new era in securing the rights of children with disabilities

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