Know your rights


Why should you do this exercise?

It is very important to know about
the United Nations Convention on the Rights of People with Disabilities.
Because there is much left to do to fulfill these rights.


What can be the role of a Peer-Trainer with intellectual disability?

The Peer-Trainers can do this exercise
with the other participants.
They can say what they know about the rights.
They can tell about their own experience to give examples.

What is the objective of the exercise?

To begin to learn about and to discuss (an accessible version of) the United Nations convention on the rights of people with disabilities.

What is the method to be used?

Facilitator will create or access an accessible and relevant version of the rights and present to the group or individuals. Facilitator will then support a discussion as per the exercise below including ‘what would as dream life look like for you’?

Discuss the United Nations conventions on the rights of person with disabilities. (ACCESSIBLE VERSION) This should be reduced to the main salient points as appropriate.

How does this compare with your life now? Support participants to transfer information from the convention and relate it to their own life.

Ask participants to create their own dream life. If life was perfect what would it look like for you?   Discuss each persons dream.

What then still has to be done to change the lives of people with intellectual disabilities?

( Group discussion)

What are the materials needed?

An accessible version of the United nations convention on the rights of people with disabilities. This can be simplified as required according to the needs of the participants.

Tips for the trainers/additional information

The creation of or access to an accessible version of the rights is obviously crucial here as is the need not to present too much information at one time.

Timeframe: Dependent on group of participants/individuals concerned but at least 30 mins. with repetition as required so as not to overwhelm people.


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