RESOURCES

UNICEF Child and youth participation resource guide

Website Link: http://www.unicef.org/adolescence/cypguide/resourceguide_disabilities.html


UNICEF Child and youth participation resource guide

http://www.unicef.org/adolescence/cypguide/resourceguide_disabilities.html

Promoting the Rights of Children with Disabilities

http://www.unicef-irc.org/publications/pdf/digest13-disability.pdf

(UNICEF Innocenti)
The Innocenti Digest is based on reports from countries across regions and from a wide range of sources. These include accounts by persons with disabilities, their families and members of their communities, non-governmental organizations, as well as country reports submitted by Member States to the United Nations, including to human rights treaty bodies responsible for monitoring the implementation of international human rights treaties. It focuses particularly on the Convention on the Rights of the Child (CRC) and the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (CRPD). Society must adapt its structures to ensure that all children, irrespective of age, gender and disability, can enjoy the human rights that are inherent to their human dignity without discrimination of any kind.
Disability cannot be considered in isolation. It cuts across all aspects of a child’s life and can have very different implications at different stages in a child’s life cycle. The Digest aims, therefore, to encourage actors at all levels − from the local to the international − to include
children with disabilities in all their programmes and projects and to ensure that no child is left out.

It’s About Ability Learning Guide on the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities 2009 Valerie Karr
The purpose of this human rights activities guide is to empower children and young people with and without disabilities to speak out on the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (CRPD), to advocate for their rights and to make their communities more inclusive. The guide was designed to serve as a resource to the booklet It’s About Ability:
An explanation of the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities, a summary of the Convention written especially for children. The activities in this guide are to be used by young leaders, peer educators, teachers and other educators at the community level to facilitate learning among 12- to 18-year-olds about the Convention and how it applies to children. The main thrust of this guide is that all children and young people are equal: with appropriate attitudes, supports and confidence every person can lead fruitful and self-determined lives in her or his community with dignity.