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The Committee on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities
has a big conference in June
to talk about their future plans
to improve life
for persons with disabilities.

During this time, Inclusion International
has organised a side event for self-advocates.

There will be presentations from self-advocates
to talk about the importance of self-advocacy
and share ideas on how to make life more inclusive.

It is called Our Voice Matters and takes place
Wednesday 15 June in New York.

For more information, email:
Anna MacQuarrie.


Inclusion International is hosting an event called My Voice Matters, Wednesday 15 June 11:45 - 1:00 in New York. This is a side-event of the 9th session of the Conference of States Parties to the CRPD at the UN Headquarters.

Self-advocates around the world have been shaping a global strategy on self-advocacy and building a voice of self-advocates united for inclusion.

The session is designed to share the experiences from self-advocates and families about the importance of self-advocacy, outline the common understanding of self-advocacy for inclusion developed by self-advocates around the world and introduce Inclusion International's global strategy on self-advocacy. The session will offer practical tips and tools on how to be more inclusive.

Speakers include self-advocates Mark Mapemba and Barb Coppens and Inclusion International’s Connie Laurin-Bowie and Europe In Action 2016 speaker, Sue Swenson.

The event is co-sponsored by The Disability Alliance and People First of Canada.

For more information on this session, contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .