A Community for All: Implementing Article 19
The Community for All guide and checklist offers a detailed look at the rights identified in the UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (CRPD), especially Article 19 of the CRPD which provides for the right to live independently and be included in the community. The guide and checklist are intended to help advocates and program implementers identify the obligations on States to realize these rights. Community for All promotes the right of all people with disabilities to live and participate in the community as equal citizens, particularly in countries in which people with disabilities continue to be segregated in institutions.
This guide and checklist were developed as part of a project of the Mental Health Initiative and the Law and Health Initiative of the Open Society Public Health Program. They are intended as working documents. Feedback on how these materials may be improved is welcome. Email email@example.com with your comments.
The guide and checklist are available for download.
A Community for All: Implementing Article 19 (730.38 Kb pdf file)
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A Community for All: Checklist (370.14 Kb pdf file)
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