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A REPORT OF THE DISABILITY HUMAN RIGHTS NETWORK - Combatting Social Exclusion

DPI EUROPE That disabled people face discrimination in their daily lives is now well documented. The realisation that disability is an issue of rights and that there is a need for social change is now slowly being recognised by the introduction of nondiscrimination legislation in some countries. However, over and above this discrimination there is a growing body of evidence of systematic violence and abuse against disabled individuals. To date, evidence of such human rights violations has not been collated or disseminated but the Human Rights Network will do this and show, through their direct experience, the reality of disabled peoples’ lives. This document works at two levels. It reports on the establishment of innovative pilot networks in 5 European Union countries, to present the first documented evidence of abuse of disabled peoples’ rights within Europe. It also outlines the methods used to train a selected group of volunteers with the aim of establishing these networks, presenting a model for training and the setting up of such networks elsewhere. Reports of the contents of the database are available separately from Disability Awareness in Action (DAA) who worked in partnership with DPI Europe and received funding to manage and input to the database, although a brief summary of the database is included within this report.

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A revolutionary group with a revolutionary message

This article appeared in Greater Manchester of Disabled People’s Magazine ‘Coalition’ (2001: pp. 22-30). The importance of the ideas of the Union of the Physically Impaired Against Segregation (UPIAS) to the disabled people's movement and wider politics is outlined in this script of a talk given by Judy Hunt. The talk was presented at a joint meeting of the Sue Napolitano Social Club and previous members of Big Flame, a revolutionary Socialist organisation.

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Activate - Newsletter of the United Kingdom Disabled People’s Council

UKDPC’s Spring 2010 issue of Activate – the newsletter connecting Disabled People’s Organisations (DPOs) across the country. In this issue we look at the work undertaken by the UKDPC International Committee which continues to be instrumental in our international work promoting the rights and inclusion of disabled people. We are pleased to report that Action on Disability and Development has agreed to continue its funding of the International Committee for a further twelve months.

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Campaigning for the Future: How can we work better to secure our rights?

Shaping Our Lives - Campaigning for the Future: How can we work better to secure our rights? This report offers the views of a wide range of disabled people about present UK disability policy and how they may best work to improve it. In 2011 Jenny Morris wrote a Viewpoint report, published by the Joseph Rowntree Foundation called Rethinking Disability Policy (see footnote). Shaping Our Lives have facilitated two meetings to enable disabled people to discuss what they think about the findings of the report and look at ways in which disabled people can lead improvements to policy and practice as experts by experience – disabled people living and working in austerity Britain from 2012 through to mid-2015.

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Contribution to the discussion on the nature of our organization

Extract from UPIAS Circular 3 (c. December 1972) Contribution to the discussion on the nature of our organization: There are three questions that are most pressing at this time in the inception of our group: 1. We may be asked why our organization should be called a “union”? 2. It has been pointed out that if our organization is concerned with integrating disabled people into society - i.e., we are against segregation - then why do we want a membership comprised of only physically disabled people? Is this not encouraging the segregation we oppose? Why not include all people, irrespective of physical status, provided they subscribe to our aims? 3. We are asked why, in the title of our proposed organization, we are “against” something and not “for” something? Why not, for example, “for” integration, or “for” emancipation?

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DISABILITY, SELF-ORGANISATION AND AID FINDING AN EMPOWERING MIX

The Dutch Coalition of Disability and Development Symposium report date: 15th November 2004 location: The Hague organisation symposium: DCDD

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The history of Birmingham's Disability Resource Centre

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Fundamental Principles of Disability

THE UNION OF THE PHYSICALLY IMPAIRED AGAINST SEGREGATION and THE DISABILITY ALLIANCE discuss Fundamental Principles of Disability Being a summary of the discussion held on 22nd November, 1975 and containing commentaries from each organisation

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Report of the First European Disabled People’s Parliament

HELD IN THE HEMICYCLE OF THE EUROPEAN PARLIAMENT BRUSSELS, BELGIUM FRIDAY 3 DECEMBER 1993 This report is compiled from written notes taken during the plenary session of the Disabled People's Parliament.

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SELF-HELP ORGANIZATIONS OF DISABLED PERSONS

UNITED NATIONS ECONOMIC AND SOCIAL COMMISSION FOR ASIA AND THE PACIFIC New York, 1991

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THE DISABLED PEOPLE'S MOVEMENT - PUTTING THE POWER IN EMPOWERMENT

Ken Davis (Paper for a seminar at Sheffield University Sociology Department 1996, updated '98) In this paper I consider the development of 'community care' and 'civil rights', which have raised a number of important issues concerning the control and direction of disability policy and practice. I suggest that they are the product of two very different ways of looking at disability, each with its own history and power base. In recent years, as the two developments have come into contact, so has the clash revealed the disproportionate distribution of power and influence between their proponents. This has in turn heightened the need to resolve existing tensions arising from the way disability is defined and what this implies for disabled people and society generally.

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The Disabled People’s Movement - The Way Forward

A Resource Pack for Local Groups of Disabled People Published by the BCODP First published in 1997

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`Growing Pains' Disability Politics The Journey Explained and Described

CHAPTER 5 (In ‘Disability Studies: Past Present and Future’ edited by Len Barton and Mike Oliver (1997); Leeds: The Disability Press, pp. 78 - 90).`Growing Pains' Disability Politics The Journey Explained and Described By Jane Campbell

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