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By Sunrise Group on December 10, 2013
International Human Rights Day was created in the aftermath of WWII, the Declaration was the first global expression of the rights to which all human beings are inherently entitled. The date of Human Rights Day was chosen to honor the Declaration’s adoption by the United Nations General Assembly on December 10, 1948. But for all the countries that recognize the declaration and protect its citizens, not every voice is heard. Your voice is still needed!!
By Kimberley Thompson on December 3, 2013
December 3rd is recognized as the International Day of People with Disability (formerly recognized as “World Disabled Day.”) The international observance has been promoted by the United Nations since 1992. 2013 marks its 21st anniversary. The day aims to promote an understanding of people with disability and encourage support for their dignity, rights and well-being. This year’s theme is “Break barriers, open doors: for an inclusive society for all.”
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By Kimberley Thompson on November 29, 2013
Hope everyone had a great Thanksgiving holiday!! Now it is time to review where we are on the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (CRPD) ratification process and use the time wisely between now and the looming, longer holiday break. Check out our updates!!
Sunrise Joins Other Leaders In the Greater Disabilities Community Urging the Senate to Act on the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities
By Kimberley Thompson on November 21, 2013
unrise urges ratification of the Disabilities treaty, which declares that all people, regardless of ability, deserve to live in dignity. Ratification of the treaty would demonstrate U.S. leadership in global efforts to protect the rights of those with disabilities. The treaty has been ratified by 138 nations, including every major U.S. ally.
By Kimberley Thompson on November 12, 2013
The greater disabilities community needs you to call six US Senators and tell them that you support the CRPD! The treaty, known as the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities, has been ratified by 138 countries. The Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities is an international human rights treaty of the United Nations intended to protect the rights and dignity of persons with disabilities. Parties to the Convention are required to promote, protect, and ensure the full enjoyment of human rights by persons with disabilities and ensure that they enjoy full equality under the law.
By Sunrise Group on November 6, 2013
Sunrise is supporting RespectAbility USA in its effort to collect vital data on jobs and disability issues across the US. The results of this poll will be shared with the White House, all 50 Governors, top media, disability groups and more. If you are a self-advocate? An ally of the greater disabilities community? A family member or loved one… we ask you to complete this important survey.
National Council on Disability Releases Annual Survey of Federal Disability Policy – “Strength In Our Differences”
By Sunrise Group on October 31, 2013
Strength in Our Differences is NCD’s 2013 Progress Report summarizing the status of federal laws and programs serving an estimated 57 million Americans with disabilities, their families, and the diverse segments of the disability community. Consistent with the tradition begun in NCD’s seminal report from 1986, Toward Independence: An Assessment of Federal Laws and Programs Affecting Persons with Disabilities, the 2013 Progress Report is derived from the diverse voices of the disability community, including interviews with knowledgeable consumers, advocates, and experts on disability programs, supports, and services from across the nation. The title, Strength in Our Differences, symbolizes the diversity of experiences and abilities within the US disability community, consistent with and reflective of the diversity of experiences and abilities among all Americans.
By Sunrise Group on October 8, 2013
Inclusive Sports helps bring people with disabilities from the societal margins to become participating members of the community. Often referred to as “Sports Ability,” recreational play addresses physical activity for ALL. In addition to raising activity levels and improving one’s overall health, sports offer an added dimension of community inclusion, acceptance and participation for people with physical and cognitive challenges. Plus, it is just GREAT FUN!!