The world is facing enormous challenges nowadays caused by COVID-19. To support the global understanding of consequences of these challenges on persons with disabilities, this Initiative seeks to gather information (i) on the experiences of persons with disabilities, and (ii) on how States are responding to states of emergency situations in relation to this specific population.
In mid-2020, over the span of nearly four months, 2,152 respondents from 134 countries took the time to raise their voices to share their lives in the midst of a… Read More
In its final report, the COVID-19 Disability Rights Monitor (DRM) Coordinating Group calls for urgent action by States and the international community to halt the catastrophic failure to protect the… Read More
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It is with grave concern that the COVID-19 Disability Rights Monitor (DRM) calls on governments to take immediate emergency measures to ensure that persons with disabilities have access to food… Read More
At the opening of the 23rd session of the CRPD Committee, on 17 August 2020, Validity’s Co-Executive Director, Steven Allen spoke on behalf of the COVID-19 Disability Rights Monitor Coordinating… Read More
The COVID-19 Disability Rights Monitor Coordinating Group express their alarm about increasing police violence against persons with disabilities in the context of the pandemic, and are calling on governments around… Read More
The COVID-19 pandemic is brewing a perfect storm that could facilitate violations for many people with disabilities who are subject to harmful practices; in particular, those with mystified or relatively rare conditions such as persons with albinism. Their situation, already… Continue Reading