Rajasthan Association of the Deaf (RAD) organized the first kind of the State Deaf Awareness Workshop on UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (UNCRPD) between 23rd & 24th March, 2012 at Jaipur, Rajasthan between 10:00 am to 5:00 pm. There were about 75 deaf delegates from all over Rajasthan participated in the Workshop for 2 days.
Mr. Dilip Jangir, General Secretary of Rajasthan Association of the Deaf invited Mr. Anuj Jain, Joint Secretary of National Association of the Deaf to be lecture at the Workshop in Jaipur for 2 days. Mr. Anuj Jain, Joint Secretary of NAD shared the different PowerPoint Presentations about the Human Rights on Video, the human rights/laws, & UNCRPD. We created an awareness on UNCRPD to help deaf people understand and know the laws and rights of the deaf. It helps to empower them to do themselves by their own decision in their lives in Rajasthan.
A milestone for the advocacy of the rights of persons with disabilities is now steadily gaining worldwide acceptance and support. This is known as the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities. The Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (CRPD) refers to a document focusing on international human rights of people with disabilities. It was created by the United Nations and is being monitored by the Committee on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities.
Guiding Principles of the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities:-
Eight principles form the base for the Convention and the articles included in it. Below are the guiding principles:
- Respect for inherent dignity, individual autonomy including the freedom to make one's own choices, and independence of persons
- Full and effective participation and inclusion in society
- Respect for difference and acceptance of persons with disabilities as part of human diversity and humanity
- Equality of opportunity
- Equality between men and women
- Respect for the evolving capacities of children with disabilities and respect for the right of children with disabilities to preserve their identities