This project uses secondary analysis of 96 narratives from people with disability based upon human rights frameworks specific to disability.

  • Project dates: 2013

Discussion focused on findings obtained from use of an adapted human rights monitoring tool developed by Disability Rights Promotion International (DRPI) which encompassed the  based upon United Nations Convention of Rights of People with Disabilities (CRPD) principles.

Broadly the data found that there was a three category transaction in relation to rights. Some people were ‘passive’ and did not understand and did not pursue their rights as a result. Some people were ‘stoic’ accepting their situation and some of  the infringements to their rights, knowing they were unable to respond to claim them; and a third ‘advocacy’ group had understanding and pursued their rights vigorously. An example using health rights is published from these findings.

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Dr Raelene West

Dr Raelene West

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