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Inclusion, Protection & Wellbeing of HRDs with Disabilities
November 30 @ 1:30 pm - 3:00 pmFree but register in advance (details in description)
Protection International, Durham University, and the University of York invite you to a webinar on Strengthening the Inclusion, Protection, and Wellbeing of Human Rights Defenders with Disabilities.
Drawing on the findings of a research project on this topic, we discuss the following:
Together, we will discuss the challenges and risks faced by defenders with disabilities worldwide and reflect on how to strengthen inclusion in human rights movements.
The session will be co-facilitated by Marjorie Unal and Megan Thomas from Protection International and the following experts will be sharing their experience:
Sarah Napoli (she/her), Learning Services Director at the Disability & Philanthropy Forum. Click here to read Sarah’s story, “The Disabled Mindset: Embracing My Disability Identity.”
Perpetua Senkoro (she/her), Programme Officer with the Tanzania Human Rights Defenders Coalition (THRDC) and advocate for rights of people with albinism. Click here to watch a video in which Perpetua shares about her work and her experiences as a person with albinism.
Martin Jones (he/him), Professor in International Human Rights Law University of York, and Alice Nah (she/her), Associate Professor at Durham University and Chair of the Board of Protection International, who co-led the research project.
The webinar will take place online using Zoom as a platform. The sessions will be held in English and translated simultaneously into French, Spanish, and Arabic. There will be live captioning in English. For other accessibility needs, please indicate them in the webinar registration form and we will do our very best to accommodate them.
Please register in advance through this link
The webinar will be recorded, transcribed, and published online after the event. A Guide on Strengthening the Inclusion, Protection, and Wellbeing of Human Rights Defenders with Disabilities, will be made available in English, French, Spanish, and Swahili, and in accessible formats. Subscribe to this mailing list to stay updated or visit this website.