Convention Of State Parties on the CRPD

Dementia Alliance International (DAI) continues to advocate locally, nationally and globally for the rights of people with dementia, as persons living with acquired cognitive and other disabilities. As our global work increases, we now attend the Conference Of State Parties (COSP) on the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (CRPD).

In June 2019, DAI held the first Side Event ever to be hosted specifically focused on dementia as a disability, and our rights to full and equal social inclusion and access to health care. People with dementia are currently being systematicaly denied equal inclusion, and universal health care including rehabilitation; we hope this first Side event will be the start of tangible change.

Read our blogs and statements by DAI board members Kate Swaffer and Chistine Thelker

Watch the live UN web recording of the Side Event here.

Download the DAIĀ Side Event summary here.

Download the 8 page DAI COSP12 Side Event HandoutĀ provided to all attendees at the event.

Left to right: Antony Duttine, PAHO/WHO; Christine Thelker, DAI Board member, Kate Swaffer, DAI Chair/CEO, Bethany Browne, Human Rights Watch, Arlene Pietratanton, ASHA, CEO and Jans Monbakken, GRA


Of, By, and For People with Dementia

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