The UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities embraces human differences and disability as part of human diversity. People with disability have rights which must be respected, protected and fulfilled, just like everyone else. The UN human rights video on ableism explains succinctly.
Ableism is based on a value system that assumes people with certain body and mind characteristics must have a quality of life that is very low.
The short video animation below aims to raise awareness of the barriers faced by people with disabilities in everyday life. The video is intended for the general public, advocacy organizations, policymakers, human rights defenders, and educators.
Other human rights videos in the United Nations series.
Legal capacity for all explains how people with disability are denied their rights because they don’t have supported decision-making available.
Participation of people with disabilities benefits all makes the case for involving people with disability in making decisions about their lives.
Sexual and reproductive rights of girls and young women with disabilities discusses abuse and neglect and harmful practices and forced sterilisations.