Right to Adequate Housing for Persons with Disabilities
UN-Habitat Study on Right to Adequate Housing
for Persons with Disabilities
report takes a human rights-based approach to development of human settlements that
offer equal opportunities to persons with disabilities. The report offers three
case studies that highlight some good practices and topics worthy of further
study points to many actions States Parties can pursue, and makes some
recommendations specifically for UN-Habitat.
Key points include:
· Intersectionality and
multiple discrimination need to be recognized and plans need to be developed to
ensure social protection of persons with disabilities;
· Organizations should
take measures to ensure those persons with disabilities can access their services
on an equal basis;
· Violence against women
and children with disabilities need to be recognized as a cause and consequence
of unstable housing;
· The lack of political
will to implement recommendations is due to many factors.
· The right to adequate
housing is complex.
· For persons with
disabilities, the links to those other rights need to be understood as part of
the right to adequate housing. In other words, if there is no accessible
transport to/from housing that is adequate in all other elements, then that
housing cannot be considered to be in fact adequate;
· Persons with
disabilities are under-estimated due to various reasons.
· There is a need for
better data (and for that data to be disaggregated).
· In addition, data is
needed on environmental barriers to adequate housing, onset of disability and
cause of disability;