In this blog post Dr Carey-Ann Morrison, Senior Researcher at Imagine Better, reviews the book Allies and Obstacles: Disability Activism and Parents of Children with Disabilities.
Gordon Jackman talks about how disabled people's human rights are not recognised in the existing system and calls on anyone who wants to work together to campaign for a disability ministry to get in touch!
Disabled people, their families and whānau, and their allies are fighting for justice and human rights.
We’ve achieved a lot and we’ve got lots more to do!
We are still discovering what it’s going to take to build a world free from ableism, a world where disabled lives matter, a world where the exclusion, violence, poverty and discrimination routinely inflicted on disabled people are no longer such dominant forces.
Ableism and the ways disabled people are ignored and marginalised has been one of the hallmarks of our collective response to COVID-19.