- August 20, 2018

From 20 to 23 August, the Indigenous Persons with Disabilities Global Network (IPWDGN), the Narok South Disability Network and the International Disability Alliance (IDA) are hosting the Workshop on ensuring the rights of indigenous persons with disabilities in line with the UN CRPD, in connection with the UN Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous People (DRIP) the Agenda 2030, with support from the Disability Rights Advocacy Fund (DRAF) and MFA Finland.

The workshop is held in Bomet (5 hours from the capital, Nairobi) and attended by representatives of organisations of indigenous persons with disabilities (IDPOs) from different counties, including Narok, Kajiado, Baringo, Samburu and Bomet. The workshop includes indigenous persons from different constituencies, including indigenous persons with psychosocial disabilities and deaf people.

During the week, participants are getting exposure to the CRPD, SDGs and UN Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples (UN DRIP). In the third day, participants will have an informal discussion with key human rights and development stakeholders, including the Director of the Department of Social Security and Services of the Ministry of Labour and Social Security, CEO of United Disabled Persons of Kenya, Commissioner of the Kenyan Commission on Human Rights, among other relevant stakeholders.

The workshop is co-facilitated by Manase Ntutu, African representative of the IPWDGN, Rebecca Opetsi (United Disabled Persons of Kenya, Bridge co-facilitator and former fellow of the the International Federation for Spina Bifida and Hydrocephalus), Elizabeth Ombati (Users and Survivors of Psychiatry of Kenya and Bridge fellow), and Tchaurea Fleury (Bridge CRPD-SDGs Coordinator), forming a diverse group of facilitators bringing different local, national, regional and global perspectives on human rights and development, embracing, at the same time, the diversity of persons with disabilities and indigenous peoples.

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Category: BRIDGE, CRPD

Country: Kenya