Women’s Human Rights: United Nations Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination Against Women (CEDAW)
The focus of this 21-page publication is on the CEDAW, not the CRPD. But some of its explanations about human rights treaties and the United Nations could be extrapolated. This guide could be particularly helpful for organizations focused on the human rights of women with disabilities.
Each of the 50 articles of the CRPD is thoroughly discussed in this 136-page September 2009 publication from Handicap International written by Marianne Schulze. The full text of each article is presented followed by a historical analysis of the debate that led to its inclusion in the CRPD. Then a legal analysis is presented to help readers understand the implications the article has for the kind of policies ratifying countries are meant to implement.
Sport in the United Nations convention on the rights of persons with disabilities (PDF format, 686 KB)
Presents a collection of essays that examine how international development agencies and sports organizations can promote the advancement of people with disabilities in sports, monitor their involvement, and support related research. Promotes the human rights of people with disabilities with an emphasis on equal participation in sport. May be particularly relevant to Article 30 in the CRPD on participation in cultural life, recreation, leisure and sport. By the International Disability in Sport Working Group (I
This DVD from the European Union of the Deaf (EUD) explains why the CRPD was created and emphasizes discussion of the CRPD articles that cover sign language. It also clarifies the difference between signing and ratifying the CRPD and advises how viewers can be effective advocates for ratification. The DVD is presented in both international sign language and English. Cost is 10 Euros.
Disabled People International has produced an extensive collection of more than 40 two-page primers on the CRPD. Each Word document explains basic information about a specific topic. Examples of topics include: the general principles of the CRPD, equality and non-discrimination, women with disabilities, children with disabilities, accessibility, right to life, personal mobility, respect for privacy, enforcing the CRPD, and more.
Summarizes the key points of the CRPD in a two-page flyer. Released by Survivor Corps in July 2009.
This document from the Secretariat of the African Decade of Persons with Disabilities explains 15 articles selected from the CRPD in simplified language. (Note that the full CRPD has 50 articles.) This alternate version is visually appealing for sighted readers, with bullet points and photographs. PDF 850KB, 60 pages.
This alternate version of the CRPD and the Optional Protocol presents each article in simplified language. It can be used with people who find the legal language of the original version difficult to understand. It also can be used as an aid when translating the CRPD into other written, spoken, or signed languages. Available in English and Hungarian. The English version can be read on-line in html format; the Hungarian version is in PDF format (7.8 MB).
UNICEF produced this abbreviated version of the CRPD in simple language and simple concepts for young children.
The CRPD in Urdu translation. The translation was done by the Special Talent Exchange program in collaboration with Handicap International. Posted on the site for DanishKadah organzation, Pakistan.
Scroll down the page to find official translations of the CRPD in English, French, Spanish, Arabic, Russian, and Chinese, as well as national language translations in Brazilian Portuguese, Khmer, Croatian, Hungarian (also in easy-to-read version), Hungarian Sign Language, Persian (Farsi), Maltese, Dutch, Korean, Slovenian, Turkish, and New Zealand Sign Language.