Inclusion International’s Self-Advocacy Session: Our Voice Matters
Published: 13 June 2016
The Committee on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities
During this time, Inclusion International
There will be presentations from self-advocates
It is called Our Voice Matters and takes place
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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.