1,000 signatures reached
To: House of Representatives
Disabled people deserve their full equitable rights
We call on you to ensure disabled people can access their full and equal rights by setting up an independent regulatory body that is led and run by disabled people.
Disabled form 24% of Aotearoa’s population yet experience inequitable access to health and disability services, education, a lack of accessible housing, lower employment statistics and struggle to break out of poverty through no fault of their own.
Join our call asking the House of Representatives to urgently prioritise an independent regulatory body that is led and run by disabled people, to ensure disabled people are in leadership roles and their rights are upheld.
This body will ensure the disabled voices are heard by governing bodies consistent with the articles of the UNCRPD, as signed and agreed to by the NZ Government.
Why is this important?
Everyone should feel included in our society and have access to opportunities. The Government has a responsibility to ensure disabled people can access their full and equal rights.
They can do this by setting up an independent regulatory body that is led and run by disabled people. This will enable a society where disabled people can be fully included to be able to fully participate.
There are many barriers disabled people face are because society is built inaccessibly. For too long disabled have been ignored and denied equitable access and it is long overdue to bring them in from the cold. If the Government was able to prioritise a Racing Ministry, why a regulatory body to oversee the rights and needs of disabled, led and run by disabled?
Please support our petition to help us gain full, non-disabling access to society. Remember disability is the only identity that does not discriminate.
How it will be delivered
We had hoped to deliver the petition in person on the day of the March event in Wellington to the Minister for disabilities issues, Hon Carmel Sepuloni. We will now keep it open until mid April to gather more signatures for change to happen. https://www.facebook.com/events/176150740974699/
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