Welfare Regimes and Social Policy after the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities

Wednesday, 13 July 2016: 10:45-12:15
Location: Hörsaal 11 (Juridicum)
RC19 Sociology of Poverty, Social Welfare and Social Policy (host committee)

Language: English and Spanish

After its approval by the General Assembly of the United Nations in 2007, the Convention on the Rights of Persons With Disabilities has been an important tool for the improvement of the social, political and economic conditions of this population. So far, 158 State Parties have signed it, and by doing so have made a commitment to develop public policy to guarantee basic and social rights, public services, and a full social transformation in order to establish a disability culture that promotes social inclusion, autonomy and independent life.
But what has been done so far? How has the people with disability been included as a social group of special attention on contemporary welfare regimes and social protection systems? What kind of policies and social programs have been designed and executed worldwide? How people with disabilities been understood as a contemporary social problem, subject of public interventions?
This regular session is opened to analyze and discuss these questions and how they have been answered by states and all levels of governments worldwide, NGOs and the organized movement of people with disabilities, in order to have a broad view of the kind of policies, programs and initiatives there are, and the social results and development they are making on the field.
Session Organizer:
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