Public consultation on the Convention of the Rights of Persons with Disabilities

the following is an event notification:

In joint partnership,



Public Consultation on the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (CRPD)

You are invited to this public consultation on the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (CPRD), jointly organised by MARUAH, a three-year-old human rights organisation, and the Disabled People’s Association (DPA), a 26 years old organisation.

Globally, there are a total of seven international treatises for states to ratify, yet Singapore has only ratified two – the Convention of the Rights of the Child (CRC) and the Committee on the Elimination of all Discrimination Against Women (CEDAW).  Now Singapore is considering ratifying the CRPD. MARUAH would like to see both the disabled and abled communities come together to consciously look at the Articles of the CRPD and also look at areas of compliance and non-compliance which might lead to a no-reservation approach. Your support in attending and participating in this consultation will be instrumental in legitimising the discussions.

So join us for this consultation, where together we will inform ourselves on the rights as stated in the CRPD and ensure Singapore ratifies it with no reservations.

The programme is as follows:

v  Keynote Address by Mr Ron Chandran Dudley (DPA’s first President and 1st World Champion of Disabled People’s International (DPI)

v  Introduction to the CRPD document (i.e. the preamble, articles)

v  Presentation of discussions on CRPD

v  Breakout Session

v  Plenary of breakout sessions

v  Lunch

v  Final review of document

The event details are as follows:

Date: 18th February 2012, Saturday

Time: 9am to 2pm (lunch will be provided)

*Free admission and all are welcomed. Registration will begin at 8.45am.

Venue: Onepeople.sg, 381 Toa Payoh Lorong 1, Singapore 319758 (next to Braddell MRT)

*Click here for map link.  


To RSVP with us, please fill up this online registration form here or reply via email to [email protected]. A registration confirmation email will be sent to you by one of our volunteers to confirm your registration. 

About the organisers

MARUAH means Dignity in Malay, Singapore’s national language. Human rights is all about maintaining, restoring and reclaiming one’s dignity at the individual, regional and international level. MARUAH is the Singapore focal point for the Working Group for an ASEAN Human Rights Mechanism, a regional group with its secretariat based in Manila. More information on MARUAH can be found at www.maruah.org.

Disabled People’s Association (DPA) is a non-profit, cross-disability organisation, officially registered in Singapore on 28th April 1986. It is an associate member of the National Council of Social Service and is also registered as an Institution of Public Character. More information on DPA can be found at http://www.dpa.org.sg.