Every day, we live in a dynamic environment influenced by physical, behavioural and social norms. Yet, for one in five Australians living with disabilities, these physical, behavioural and social norms can be barriers to participate in society on an equal basis with others. Join us at UN Youth’s Disability Justice Summit to explore how shaping our global societies to recognise disability rights can make our world inclusive and accessible.
Disability is at the core of human experience; however, it is often used as a way to stigmatise and exclude. People with disability face multiple forms of oppression and exclusion. Justice is no longer an ideal, but a necessity. With the rise of social movements around the world, disability justice must be at the centre of all work being done to end exclusion and systemic oppression.
UN Youth’s Disability Justice Summit will explore the growing demand for disability rights globally.
Delegates (high-school students!) will learn about the work being done to elevate disability justice through domestic and international law. Through a series of interactive and educational activities, delegates will have the opportunity to critically discuss the work of the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) as well as their own role in committing to disability justice. We will focus on unpacking key ideas of discrimination, ableism and exclusion in both an Australian and global context. Delegates will be encouraged to re-evaluate the significance of inclusion, accessibility and disability rights in the context of their world.
Delegates will leave the Disability Justice Summit with a broader understanding of their own role in allyship and disability awareness.