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Disability & Human Rights

The UN Convention On Rights Of Persons With Disabilities

On May 3, 2008, the United Nations introduced and enforced the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities and its Optional Protocol. The Convention was originally adopted on 13 December 2006 at the United Nations Headquarters in New York. The chief aim of this UN Convention is to ensure that people with disabilities across the world enjoy the same rights as people without any physical or mental disabilities.

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Disability Facts

Disabled Women: Support for Women with Disabilities

While the fight for Feminism carries on, it is important to keep in mind that female disability is still a strong issue that needs to be addressed more often in order to make a noticeable difference. Women with disabilities face discrimination in the form of gender as well as physical or mental condition. It is hard enough to live with a disability, but even more so if you are a disabled girl. There are various laws in the US which strive to provide equal opportunities to disabled women. Exploring the resources and information given in some of these organizations would help women with disabilities get a better understanding of their opportunities and rights.

Disabled Legal Rights

Fair Housing Act: Disabled People Housing Rights

The Fair Housing Act was created to prohibit discrimination in various forms while selling or renting houses to individuals. Providing disabled people housing has been one of the key concerns of the Federal government. Finding low cost and conveniently structured disabled people housing was hard to find before the Fair Housing Act amendments were made. After including the disabled housing rights, it is now easier for all individuals with any kind of disability to have an equal opportunity and a legal right in finding homes and apartments for themselves. The Fair Housing Act Amendments For Disability Accommodation The Fair Housing Act prohibits housing discrimination on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, familial status, disability and national origin. The coverage includes private housing, housing with Federal financial assistance, and State and local government housing. It [… Read More]

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Disabled Legal Rights

Disabled Children Rights

Just as disabled adults have rights then so do children. Every country will have a different policy regarding those rights under there social services department but usually only the name is different. In the UK there is a policy in place which is called “The Children’s Act”. This policy was designed to keep children safe and well and help to give a disabled child a better lifestyle in the home by providing services to meet the needs of the child.

Disability Benefits

Disability Benefits from Around the World

Disability Benefit Rights Disabled people have certain rights and there are laws set out to ensure they are entitled to receive help and support to lead the best quality of life possible. The rights, laws and benefits they are entitled to differ from country to country. Disability benefit rights in your country: Australia If you are disabled with either a physical, intellectual or psychiatric disablement that prevents you from working then you may qualify for disability support pension,

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Disability Benefits

Disability Social Security Benefits

Social Security For Disabled People Social security benefits for the disabled vary from country to country but most countries have some kind of benefits that disabled people may be entitled to. It is worth checking with the relevant social security benefits office in your country to make sure you don’t miss out on any of benefits you may be entitled to receiving due to your disabilities. There are generally three main disability benefits that disabled people may be entitled to, these will have slightly different names depending on the country you live in.

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Disability Laws

Disability Legal Rights

What Rights Do Disabled People Have? Disability rights for disabled people have greatly increased over the last few years when the disability discrimination act came into force in 1995. The aim of the act when introduced was to put an end to discrimination that was being faced by disabled people. Key points of the disability discrimination act include: * The right to fair employment. Every firm which employs 15 or more people has to conform to this act and covers dismissal, working conditions and redundancy. * The right to have access to services and facilities.