Children & Young People with Disabilities Human Rights and their Roles as Advocates/Changemakers within the Disability and Youth Movements

Side event at the 14th session of the Conference of State Parties to the CRPD Friday 18th June 2021

  • 8.30am to 9.45am (New York)
  • 1.30pm to 2.45pm (London)
  • 3.30pm to 4.45pm (Nairobi)
  • 6.00pm to 7.15pm (Delhi)

Join the Commonwealth Children and Youth Disability Network (CCYDN) who will
be showcasing the vital role and contributions of children and young people
as Human Rights advocates and key actors in both the Disability Rights
Movement and Youth Movement.

Within two years CCYDN membership of DPO’s, NGO’s (supporting children and
young people with disabilities rights and inclusion), Youth Led DPO’s and
Youth with Disabilities Advocates has grown to have representatives from 38

During the event you will hear directly from Youth with Disabilities sharing
their experiences of advocacy, campaigning and the issues which continue to
impact their lives. Furthermore, the actions and commitment needed to ensure
the Human Rights of Children and Young People with Disabilities are
protected and they are not ignored, unheard, unseen or unsupported.

The International community has a responsibility to support the actions and
commitments asked by children and young people with disabilities building on
the efforts to date and this event will provide a snapshot of what has been
achieved, what is possible and what is required.

Presentations from Youth with Disabilities and Guest Speakers will cover the
following topics:

  • The impact of COVID19 on the human rights of children and young
    people with disabilities
  • IDEAS Capacity Building Programme and Masterclass Series for Youth
    with Disabilities and next step
  • youth with disabilities advocacy and experiences in the disability
    and youth movements
  • Girls with Disabilities Campaigning for A Right to Education
  • Disability Data Portal and disparities in opportunities for youth
    with disabilities compared to their non-disabled peers
  • Youth – Led Covid 19 research in five countries
  • Building a ‘Better Future for Children and Youth with Disabilities’- Key messages and action for Global Disability Summit 2022 & other
    International platforms of influence.

This side event will be a live webinar with International Sign Language and
live captioning.

You can register in advance for this event below: