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Diritti Umani: 37esimo Consiglio alle Nazioni Unite

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Diritti Umani: 37esimo Consiglio alle Nazioni Unite

Il 7 marzo 2018 si svolge a Ginevra, presso la sede delle Nazioni Unite, il 37esimo Consiglio dei Diritti Umani.

Patricio Castillo partecipa come auditore, invitato da Maria Soledad Cisternas e grazie alla presenza di Maria Mercedes Rossi a Ginevra.

Dibattito interattivo annuale sui diritti umani delle persone con disabilità

Il panel è stato presideduto da H. E. Mr. Evan P. Garcia, Vice Presidente del Consiglio dei Diritti Umani. Era centrato sul tema dell’Art. 13 della Convenzione sui Diritti delle persone con disabilità, che tratta l’accesso alla giustizia.

Espositori del panel

Ms. Maria Soledad Cisternas, Inviato Speciale del Segretario generale per la disabilità e l’accessibilità

Ms. Catalina Devandas Aguilar, Relatore speciale sui diritti delle persone con disabilità

Ms. Theresia Degener, Presidente del comitato per i diritti delle persone con disabilità

Mr. Oumarou Siddo Nouhou, African Disability Forum e International Disability Alliance

Ms. Ana Pelaez Narvaez, vicepresidente esecutivo della Fondazione femminile CERMI e vicepresidente del Forum europeo della disabilità


La Comunità Papa Giovanni XXIII è presente a Ginevra dal 2009 grazie alla presenza della Dr.ssa Maria Mercedes Rossi, rappresentante permanente presso le Nazioni Unite.

L’Apg23 ha inviato all’ONU un contributo su come la Comunità Papa Giovanni XXIII faciliti e favorisca i diritti umani dei bambini disabili. Ne sono esempio il Progetto Sol ed il Progetto InSegni Apprendi, in particolare su come abbiano collaborato nella protezione e promozione dei diritti dei bimbi con disabilità.

Leggi il testo in inglese:

Every child needs to feel integrated and above all accepted how he/she is, able as well as disable, and the acceptation starts in the motherhood, in the family, in the first social environment.

That’s why one of the first steps of the “Proyecto Sol” has been the adult literacy in sign language, and family support, specifically to those parents who had no economic resources to access that kind of training courses. The project offered them the possibility to access courses for free, in order to let deaf children families deeply know and positively react to their children disability, to take important steps in acceptance of their children culture and identity, from a socio-cultural point of view, consequently breaking down the barriers that prevented a fluid father – son relationship.

Proyecto Sol activities

“Proyecto Sol” also organized many kind of activities where young and adult deaf people could express and improve their abilities, and sensitize the social environment at the same time, by the representations of theatre acts in Sign Language for example, or the participation to public events.

One of the greatest opportunity to participate to empowering of children with disabilities for the enjoyment of their human rights, has been the ratification of the U.N. Convention on the Rights of persons with disabilities in Chile in 2008. “Proyecto Sol” participated in a myriad of meetings with other sensitive Chilean associations to that topic, creating a group of associations denominated “Movimiento D” (D Movement), chaired by Maria Soledad Cisternas Reyes, currently Special Envoy on Disability at the ONU, and ex-president of the Commission on the disabled rights at the ONU. In the “Movimiento D”, which worked on many kinds of disabilities, “Proyecto Sol” put its attention particularly on the articles of the Convention nr. 1 “proposal”, art. 2 par. 1 “communication”, art. 9 “accessibility”, art. 21 “access to information”, being the voice of the people without voice, bringing their instances during the drafting of the texts to be submitted to the State for the convention ratification.

Live to deaf children side, live with them, makes the difference. Sometimes you can feel the same barriers, the same limits.

Silvia Santi

InSegni Apprendi was born

“Proyecto Sol” has been living to deaf children side for many years, and could understand the frustration that a deaf child feels in front of the simplest child habit such as watching a cartoon. It’s one of the simplest thing that every child usually lives every day, but it’s not so easy for a deaf one. That’s why in 2008 the “Proyecto EnSenas Aprendes” was born (word pun to say that you learn teaching and using Signs), which is a “Proyecto Sol” son, derived from the Convention on the Rights of persons with disabilities, aimed at creating multimedia material in sign language. It has many purposes: it’s meant to let everyone have access to information to be educated and informed by the use of multimedia material in Sign Language, dealing with different topics; it’s meant to let deaf children, young and adults know important topics for their integral development in a funny and carefree way; it supports the literacy of deaf children during their school development, as well as the sensitization of society about this topic, starting from the littlest children, in order to create and develop an always more inclusive society.

The first job created by “EnSenas Aprendes” was “A world without walls”, which tells stories in sign language for deaf children, educates hearing people to believe in diversity, helps bringing down the walls of communication.

More jobs have been created and some work is in progress…


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