OHCHR Training Package on the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities

OHCHR has developed a training package on the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities and its Optional Protocol. The package consists of a Training Guide and eight training modules.

Both the training guide and modules help build the capacity of national stakeholders to implement the Convention and its Optional Protocol and to monitor implementation. They are a resource for anyone involved in strengthening the rights of persons with disabilities and holding States accountable in this regard including, policymakers, legislators and other State actors (at national as well as local levels), national human rights institutions and independent monitoring frameworks, civil society organisations including organisations of persons with disabilities, UN agencies, development actors, and donors.

The Training Guide and modules can be used together to develop training courses on the Convention and its Optional Protocol. They also serve as helpful resources to better understand the instruments and how they can be used to promote and protect the rights of persons with disabilities.

Training guide

The Training Guide on the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities provides information on the human rights-based approach to disability and elaborates on the fundamental elements of the Convention and its Optional Protocol, and on the processes and issues underlying their ratification, implementation and monitoring.

The guide (PDF) is available in  العربية | 中文 | English | Français | русский | Español .

Training modules

The Training modules on the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities consist of powerpoint presentations, facilitator’s notes and examples of group exercises.

The English version of the training modules is available online below. The training guide can also be downloaded in العربية | 中文 | English | Français | русский | Español .


MODULE 1: WHAT IS DISABILITY?

PowerPoint presentation: “What is disability?” Facilitator's note Group activity 1
Group activity 2
    

MODULE 2: A SHORT INTRODUCTION TO THE CONVENTION

PowerPoint presentation: “A short introduction to the Convention”

Facilitator’s note Group activity

 

    

MODULE 3: RATIFICATION

PowerPoint presentation: “Ratification” Facilitator’s note
Main messages Group activity
    

MODULE 4: MEASURES FOR IMPLEMENTATION

 PowerPoint presentation: “Implementation measures” Facilitator's note   Group activity

MODULE 5: DISCRIMINATION ON THE BASIS OF DISABILITY

PowerPoint presentation: “Discrimination on the basis of disability” Facilitator’s note
Group activity
    

MODULE 6: NATIONAL IMPLEMENTATION AND MONITORING FRAMEWORKS

PowerPoint presentation: “National implementation and monitoring frameworks” Facilitator’s note
Group activity
 
    

MODULE 7: REPORTING TO THE COMMITTEE ON THE RIGHTS OF PERSONS WITH DISABILITIES: STATE AND ALTERNATIVE REPORTS

PowerPoint presentation: “State reporting to the Committee” Facilitator’s note
Group activity
SWOT analysis
PowerPoint presentation: “Alternative reporting to the Committee”

MODULE 8: THE OPTIONAL PROTOCOL TO THE CONVENTION

PowerPoint presentation: “The Optional Protocol” Facilitator’s note
Group activity
 

MODULE 8.1: THE SPECIAL RAPPORTEUR ON THE RIGHTS OF PERSONS WITH DISABILITIES

PowerPoint presentation: “The Special Rapporteur on the rights of persons with disabilities” Facilitator’s note

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