Reclaiming Our Futures manifesto launched
Following seven days of action, Disabled People Against the Cuts (DPAC) have launched the Reclaiming Our Futures manifesto with Inclusion London.
The manifesto, developed by disabled people and their organisations across the UK, aims to map the key principles, demands and commitments that disabled people and allies can use in campaigning and lobbying. It calls on the Westminster and devolved Governments to recognise and act on their responsibilities in fully implementing the United Nations Convention on Rights of Persons with Disabilities (UNCRPD)1 effectively across the UK.
The manifesto uses a Social Model of Disability definition, that is: that economic, cultural and political forces work to disable people and exclude those of us with impairments or long term health conditions.
"Our manifesto sets out our shared vision for an inclusive and equal society free from economic, social and cultural barriers. It does not claim to be exhaustive or set out extensive plans and proposals. It is rather a ‘road-map’ setting out a vision for real sustainable change and alternative approaches to key areas of our lives. It is a living document that will be developed in the lead up to the 2015 elections."
The full manifesto, a summary of the manifesto and Easy Read versions are available in both PDF and Word here:
More information about DPAC is available here: http://dpac.uk.net