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 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.
The video on legislation features New South Wales Minister for Families, Communities and Disability Services, Hon. Gareth Ward, MP and Liesl Tesch, AM, MP, both of the New South Wales Legislative Assembly.
The video on representation, education and advocacy features Dr Floyd Morris, former President of the Senate of Jamaica and leading disability rights advocate.
Watch the two videos below or visit the CPA YouTube channel to find all of our videos.
CPwD video on Legislating: The Role of Commonwealth Parliamentarians with Disabilities as Legislators
CPwD video on Representation, Education and Advocacy: How Parliaments can Advocate for Disability Rights:
Parliamentarians with disabilities are represented in the national, sub-national, provincial and territorial Legislatures across the Commonwealth and across the nine Regions of the CPA. The Commonwealth Parliamentarians with Disabilities (CPwD) network provides a means of supporting the capacity of Parliamentarians with disabilities to be more effective in their roles and helping to improve the awareness and ability of all Parliamentarians. The network also encourages all Parliamentarians to include a perspective that is mindful of disabilities in all aspects of their role - legislation, oversight and representation - and helping Parliaments to become institutions that are sensitive to issues surrounding disabilities.