REDI: Advocating for the Civil and Human Rights of People with Disabilities

The Network for the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (REDI, acronym in Spanish) (in Spanish) is a non-profit organization based in Argentina that works towards the fulfillment of the civil and human rights of people with disabilities following a social model, which is the foundation of the United Nations Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities. This model understands disability as the interaction between the ability of the person and the barriers that exist in their environment. To achieve this goal, REDI promotes the role of people with disabilities in the fight for their rights and works so that people with disabilities and the organizations that represent them can actively participate in and advocate for the design of public policies that affect their rights. REDI develops actions for the effective defense of the rights of people with disabilities to achieve a real equalization of opportunities that leads to their full inclusion in all areas of society. REDI holds workshops in different areas of Argentina on the sexual and reproductive rights of people with disabilities and participates in meetings and conferences on gender to make sure that the rights of women with disabilities are heard. REDI holds discussions on employment and disseminates and promotes inclusive education for all. The organization advocates for laws that make the streets, public spaces, and homes are accessible and promotes the accessibility of information and communication. The organization promotes reforms to replace practices and policies that prevent people with disabilities from making their own decisions. REDI publishes documents (in Spanish), books (in Spanish), and multimedia content (in Spanish) to inform the public about and advocate for the rights of people with disabilities in Argentina. Finally, REDI provides resources (in Spanish) related to the legal rights of people with disabilities, inclusive education and employment, and more.

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I'm the Bilingual Information/Media Specialist at NARIC.
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