to mobilise political will and resources to address global problems, and
to celebrate and reinforce achievements of humanity.
How will we celebrate in Guernsey?
There is still a lack of understanding in the Bailiwick of Human Rights and the UN Conventions. We use these days to raise awareness and increase understanding. The days are generally well covered by the media and is a chance to not only increase understanding but celebrate the work we have achieved in the past year
Passing of the proposals for Discrimination Legislation (time to party after 7 years!)
#StayConnected project connecting families and friends during COVID
49 Access Auditors locally training by (CAE to increase accessibility locally
Training on Hidden Disabilities (to be upgraded 2021)
Summer 2020 The States of Guernsey assembly voted unanimously to pass the proposals for the Discrimination legislation
The drafting of the legislation is one big step towards Guernsey journey for ratification (via the UK) of the UN Convention of the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (UNCRPD) – we need the new assemblies political will and drive to ensure the legislation is drafted on time and in full
For IDPwD it is also Purple Light Up! We are therefore very excited that a number of local organisations will light up their buildings Purple including:
EY Guernsey St Julian’s Avenue
Lloyds Bank Smith Street
St James Concert and Assembly Hall
more to follow …… keep up to date via social media.