Updating the disabled persons led monitoring approach during 2018
Disabled people led monitoring is an important and relatively unique mechanism for understanding, from a disabled persons perspective, how the United Nations Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (UNCRPD) is being realised in New Zealand.
During 2016, DPO Coalition initiated a review of the disabled persons led monitoring approach being used by the DPO Coalition known as the Disability Rights Promotion International (DRPI) method . A review of the DRPI approach (including other aspects of disabled persons led monitoring) being used in New Zealand was undertaken by an organisation known as Malatest. The review identified that changes needed to be made to how the DRPI approach was implemented to ensure that disabled persons' views are fully and accurately captured on how UNCRPD is being realised in New Zealand.
The DPO Coalition, in partnership with the Office for Disability Issues (ODI), is undertaking further work during 2018 to ensure that an effective disabled persons led monitoring approach is being used. The DPO Coalition have re-contracted Malatest to determine how to improve the DRPI method to be fully effectively or if a different disabled person monitoring approach should be used. This work will occur during February-May 2018 and Malatest will work closely with the DPO Coalition and ODI.
Once this work is completed, the DPO Coalition will implement either a revised DRPI approach or a new model from July 2018 onwards. The DPO Coalition and ODI will provide updates on this work as it progresses.
For full information on New Zealand’s monitoring processes of UNCRPD, go to https://www.odi.govt.nz/united-nations-convention-on-the-rights-of-persons-with-disabilities/nzs-monitoring-framework/
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