Disable Inequality Campaign

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2016 is a year that promises much by way of societal change and reflection – a year in which the political consciousness and deliberations of a people will be upfront like never before. It is a historical centenary year in which concepts of equality and citizenship are up for scrutiny and re-consideration. Yet for most people with disabilities in Ireland real substantive change remains elusive, despite the promises and assurances of the State.

The time to act is now – a General Election, a new Programme for Government and the impending ratification of the UNCRPD (United Nations Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities) offers the opportunity for people with disabilities, their families and friends to engage in public and political discourse and to become effective agents of change.