Disability rights activist Joanne O’Riordan – along with over 100 disability organisations including the CRC- is planning a public demonstration in Dublin on Thursday, March 30th to highlight the 10-year anniversary of Ireland’s failure to ratify the UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (UNCRPD).
The demonstration will be taking place outside Dáil Éireann, Kildare Street, Dublin 2.
More information will be available on Joanne O’Riordan’s Facebook page or via her Twitter feed @nolimbsnolimits
The UNCRPD is the human rights convention concerning persons with disabilities. It is a list of rights guaranteed to persons with disabilities to improve their access to society, education and employment.
Ireland remains the only country in the EU that has failed to ratify the UNCRPD after the Netherlands and Finland ratified it last year.
Message from Joanne O’Riordan – Monday, March 6th
Joanne O’ Riordan here, please find attached a link to the planned demonstration that I’m holding on the 30th March 2017. The reason I’m holding this event is to highlight the Government’s failure to ratify the UN convention for People with Disabilites.
The 30th of March 2017 will mark 10 years since Ireland signed up to the convention but failed to sign it into Irish. This is truly shocking and we need to make sure that the voice of people with disabilities is heard.
I’m delighted that over 100 disability organisations throughout Ireland have signed up to support this event on March 30th 2017.
I would really appreciate if you can pass on this link and the details of the protest to all your service users. I would also be grateful if you could promote and advertise this event on all your communication platforms within your organisation.
We need to get the message out that this is happening. If people want to connect with me directly they can on my Facebook page and Twitter accounts. My details for Facebook are Joanne O’ Riordan page No Limbs No Limits and my Twitter is @nolimbsnolimits
I would also ask that your services users pass this link on to their entire family and friends. I want them to invite everybody they know to attend. We want to ensure that as many people as possible will be at the Dail on the 30th March. This is crucial to helping us ensure that the Irish Government hear our voice. The more people who come out on that day the stronger our voice will be.
Here’s the link
If you have any other questions please don’t hesitate to ask me.
Joanne O’ Riordan
Disability Rights Activist
Outstanding Young Person of the World Winner 2015
Steven O’ Riordan
“No Limbs No Limits” Director/Producer/Writer
Date: Thursday March 30th
Venue: Leinster House, Government Buildings