Commonwealth Parliamentarians with Disabilities (CPwD)

The Commonwealth Parliamentary Association (CPA) is working with over 180 CPA Branches across the Commonwealth to develop a new network for Commonwealth Parliamentarians with Disabilities (CPwD).


   

   


CPA Video: New South Wales Minister for Disability Services, Gareth Ward, MP talks on this year's theme for International Day of People with Disabilities in 2019: promoting the participation of persons with disabilities and their leadership. Click here to view video or see below:


CPA Video: Deputy Presiding Officer from the National Assembly of Wales, Ann Jones AM speaks on the recent work of the Commonwealth Parliamentary Association for Parliamentarians with disabilities: "People with disabilities make a huge difference in our policy decisions…we can, we do, and we will make a difference." Click here to view video or see below:



For further information about the Commonwealth Parliamentarians with Disabilities (CPwD) network please email hq.sec@cpahq.org.


Commonwealth Parliamentarians with Disabilities - Resources

The CPA Headquarters Secretariat has published a number of resources for the Commonwealth Parliamentarians with Disabilities (CPwD) network including:
To access and download these resources, please click here.

For further information about the Commonwealth Parliamentarians with Disabilities (CPwD) network please email hq.sec@cpahq.org.

CPA Disabilities network news

Helping Parliaments to legislate on disabilities and ensure that they represent, educate and advocate for persons with disabilities – CPwD launches two new videos to highlight the issues facing people with disabilities              
The Commonwealth Parliamentary Association (CPA) has published two new videos through its Commonwealth Parliamentarians with Disabilities (CPwD) network featuring current and former Parliamentarians from Australia and Jamaica to highlight the issues facing people with disabilities. These new videos on legislation and representation, education & advocacy provide guidance to Commonwealth Parliaments and their Members on how to enhance these aspects of their institutions.  

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Helping Parliaments to become ‘disability confident’ in their communications with persons with disabilities – CPA launches its Disability Inclusive Communications Guidelines for Parliaments              
The Commonwealth Parliamentarians with Disabilities (CPwD) network has published two new toolkits as part of its Disability Inclusive Communications Guidelines. These toolkits on ‘Facilities of Inclusion’ and ‘Linguistic Principles’ provide guidance to Commonwealth Parliaments and Legislatures on how to enhance and sensitize their communications with persons with disabilities.  

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Commonwealth Parliamentarians mark International Day for People with Disabilities 2019              
International Day of People with Disabilities is marked by people, organisations, agencies, charities, places of learning and Parliaments - all of whom have a vital role to play in identifying and addressing discrimination, marginalization, exclusion and inaccessibility that many people living with disabilities face. Commonwealth Parliamentarians from New South Wales, Australia; Wales; Malta; Nova Scotia, Canada; and Barbados have been helping the CPA to mark International Day for People with Disabilities 2019. The Commonwealth Parliamentary Association (CPA) is working with over 180 CPA Branches across the Commonwealth to develop a new network for Commonwealth Parliamentarians with Disabilities.  

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Inaugural CPA conference addresses unique challenges for Commonwealth Parliamentarians with Disabilities              
The unique challenges faced every day by Parliamentarians with disabilities from across the Commonwealth were the focus of a gathering of Members of Parliament in Nova Scotia, Canada. The Commonwealth Parliamentary Association (CPA) in partnership with the Nova Scotia House of Assembly held the first conference of its kind bringing together over 30 Commonwealth Parliamentarians with disabilities, carers and parliamentary officials from eight of the nine regions of the CPA from 31 August to 1 September 2017.  

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Updated 14/09/2020/CPAHQ.