When Australia sets foot at the U.N. headquarters in New York next week for the annual conference discussing the rights of people with disabilities, it will come armed with a new six-year strategy.
1. Enhanced empowerment, leadership and decision-making in community, government and the private sector.
2. Reduced poverty for people with disabilities.
3. Improved equality in all areas of public life, including service provision, education and employment.
Sophie Plumridge, executive officer at the Australian Disability and Development Consortium, welcomed the new strategy. She said it made the important connection between the cycle of poverty and disability and gives people with disability and their representative organizations a strong voice.
Evidence-based policies and programs
Converting a strategy into results
A class for children with disability under The Inclusive Education
pilot program at the Ngele'ia Primary School in Tonga.