The New Zealand Office of the Ombudsman warmly invites you to attend an international Zoom webinar “Making Disability Rights Real in a Pandemic”.
The Chief Ombudsman is part of New Zealand’s Independent Monitoring Mechanism (IMM) under the United Nations Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (the Disability Convention). The IMM’s role is to provide independent evaluation and monitoring of the extent to which disabled New Zealanders are enjoying their full suite of human rights set out in the Disability Convention. The purpose of the Disability Convention is to promote, protect, and ensure universal human rights and fundamental freedoms for disabled people, and promote respect for their dignity.
Olivia and Vicki will discuss how COVID-19 affected disability communities in New Zealand and the recent New Zealand IMM report “Making Disability Rights Real in a Pandemic”. They will discuss the background, role and function of New Zealand’s IMM, the Chief Ombudsman’s role in this, and how the IMM undertook its work to protect and monitor the rights of disabled New Zealanders during the Pandemic.
Chrissie Cowan, will speak about tāngata whaikaha Māori (disabled Māori) expe
Participants are encouraged to ask questions in advance (by emailing email@example.com) or at the end of the Webinar in the Q&A function.
Who should attend:
This webinar is open for registration to our international colleagues, specifically international Independent Monitoring Mechanisms, Ombudsmen, and human rights/integrity institutions that monitor under the Disability Convention and/or have an interest in the Disability Convention
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Graphic box: photo of young boy blowing a bubble - Manaakiao Timo who lives with Williams Syndrome. Green text box at bottom left with black text reads: Webinar Making Disability Rights in a Pandemic. Photo by A Gibson