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1 Barrier-Free Mobilization Jerry White Executive Director and Co-Founder Ministry of Foreign Affairs Jerusalem, Israel December 4, 2007 SURVIVORSHIP

2 THE CONVENTION The Convention on the Rights of People with Disabilities is an international treaty, but the main responsibility for its implementation lies with national governments. Implementation of human rights is essentially a domestic issue. The CRPD reflects this principle by giving guidelines to States Parties on domestic implementation.

3 CIVIL SOCIETY ROLE Nearly 80 percent of Treaty content originated from from civil society. Civil Society Role in Implementation and Inclusion: Article 4 - General Obligations Article 33 - National Implementation and Monitoring Article 34 - Committee on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities

4 PRINCIPLES Respect for inherent dignity and individual autonomy Nondiscrimination 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; Accessibility; 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.

5 RESPONSIBILITIES PRACTICE WHAT WE PREACH Inclusion Participation Nondiscrimination Empowerment Can each of our organizations ratify and implement the Convention?

6 SURVIVOR CAMPAIGNS 1.Int’l Campaign to Ban Landmines 2.Int’l Disability Caucus 3.Cluster Munitions Campaign 4.Responsibility to Protect (R2P) 5.Global Campaign Against Violence 6.Child Soldiers/Small Arms, etc.

7 CAMPAIGN CRITERIA 1.Significant Value Add 2.Historic Significance or Opportunity 3.Inclusive and Participatory Process 4.Public Health Relevance 5.Potential to Grow Community with Shared Meaning and Purpose 6.Accountability and Monitoring

8 DISABILITY SLOGAN “Nothing About Us Without Us” (650 MILLION) but No Success Without the Rest (6.5 BILLION)

9 CROSS-SECTOR Hybrid Model Everyone Has Role to Play Public Sector Private Sector Social Sector

10 MULTI-TIERED PARTNERS Top Down, Middle Out, Bottom Up Individual Level (Survivors, Families) Organization Level (NGOs, Service Providers, Corporations) Systems (Govt, UN, Public, Media)

11 MULTI-TIERED PLANS LOCAL NATIONAL INTERNATIONAL

12 ACTION PLANS Goal Current Situation Objectives (S.M.A.R.T.) Plans to achieve objectives Means to implement these plans

13 OLD v. NEW “Traditional-Linear” approaches to advocacy are being replaced by more creative “Megacommunity” collaboration to achieve positive social change and disability rights. (source: Booz Allen Hamilton)

14 TRADITIONAL-LINEAR View problems and potential solutions from the perspective of a single organization, not taking account of diverse stakeholders

15 “MEGACOMMUNITY” Organizations from the public, private and civil sectors deliberately join together around a compelling issue of mutual importance.

16 TRADITIONAL-LINEAR Collaborate only to maximize objectives for an individual organization.

17 “MEGACOMMUNITY” Participants remain independent but their common interest compels them to work together.

18 TRADITIONAL-LINEAR Leaders create operating principles exclusively tailored to and used in their own organization

19 “MEGACOMMUNITY” Leaders implement a common set of practices and principles that influence organizations other than their own to achieve results.

20 TRADITIONAL-LINEAR A limited degree of openness, trust and collaboration between organizations with disparate objectives.

21 “MEGACOMMUNITY” Participants focus on relationships and listen to other perspectives in order to reach a common goal.

22 RESOURCE TOOLS 1.Disability Rights Convention 2.Ratification Handbook and Toolkit 3.Advocacy Skills Training 4.“Logical Framework” for M&E 5.Communications/Media 6.Human Rights-Based Approach to Disability: Legal Framework

23 JOIN US: 2008


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