New disabled-person-led reports released by the Donald Beasley Institute

In 2018, the Donald Beasley Institute (DBI) was appointed by the Disabled Persons Organisation Coalition (DPO Coalition) and the New Zealand Government as the research partner to carry out the monitoring research on the rights of disabled people under article 33.3 of the United Nations Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities.

The DBI have been conducting inclusive and accessible research on behalf of the DPO Coalition that enables disabled people to share their experiences of human rights in Aotearoa New Zealand. They have also been monitoring the progressive realisation of the Convention at a systemic level. This means investigating systems and policies that have resulted in the violation of disabled people's rights.

In 2019, the DBI began by interviewing disabled people and their families/whānau about their experiences of housing (2018 - 2020) and then health and wellbeing (2020-2021). These reports have now been released and are available on the institute's website

The reports are: 

  • My Experiences My Rights: A Monitoring Report on Disabled Person's Experience of Housing in Aotearoa New Zealand.
  • Housing for Disabled People: Family, Whānau and Close Supporter Perspectives and My Experiences.

The reports are also available in Easy Read, Braille, Audio, New Zealand Sign Language, and Large Print.

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