Cover for the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities Advocacy Toolkit. Above the title are the logos for the United Nations and for the United Nations Office of the Commissioner for Human Rights

The Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (CRPD) is an important tool in advocating for Deaf and disability rights. But the CRPD also is complex. The CRPD Advocacy Toolkit summarizes the CRPD and explains why it matters.

The toolkit published in 2008 when the CRPD was still new. This means that some of the information is out of date. However, the first section of this CRPD Advocacy Toolkit still might help trainers explain the CRPD to others.

The toolkit explains how to convince countries to ratify the CRPD. In addition, it provides sample letters that Mine Action Centers can use in CRPD advocacy. It explains some of the process for enforcing and implementing the CRPD.

Trainers with Deaf communities will also want to add content about Deaf people. For example a Position Paper by the National Association of the Deaf in the United States. Or, information from the World Federation of the Deaf (WFD) about how they helped write part of the CRPD. Another example is a the toolkit “Know and Achieve Your Human Rights” by WFD.

The CRPD Advocacy Toolkit in PDF format is accessible for people using screen reading software, but with difficulty with navigation.


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