• awareness,  campaigns,  disability,  political,  Uncategorized

    >The Resistance Campagn

    >If you’re in the UK, please take the time to sign this Not Dead Yet petition.  It’s asking MPs to take the time to sign up and say they support the Resistance Charter.  By signing the charter they will be declaring that they will support palliative care and independent living services and also that they will maintain legal protection for disabled and terminally ill people. There is also the option on the website to e-mail your MP about the issue – which I’ve done Basically a lot of people are concerned about what might happen to the rights of disabled and terminally ill people – and the services a lot…

  • ashley-x,  campaigns,  disability,  katie thorpe,  scope,  Uncategorized

    >Equality and Disability Rights

    >I just received an e-mail from Scope about their equality campaign. National disability organisation Scope is calling on the Government to ratify the UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities as a matter of urgency. The Convention is the first treaty in history to give the millions of disabled people across the globe comprehensive human rights and recognise that disabled and non-disabled people share a common humanity. The Convention is the first human rights treaty of the 21st century and was the fastest negotiated convention in the UN’s history. Negotiations involved individual disabled people and their governments from all over the world, but at present the Convention is…