The human rights model of disability in times of crisis


Lecture at Bielefeld University on the topic of inclusion and accessibility.


Prof. Dr. Theresia Degener, co-author of the UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities, will give a presentation on "The Human Rights Model of Disability in Times of Crisis."

Date: Tuesday, October 17, 2023

Time: 6:00 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.

Location: Lecture Hall X-E0-002, Universitätsstraße 24, Bielefeld, North Rhine-Westphalia, DE, 33615

Live-Stream: Link to the Livestream

In her lecture, Prof. Dr. Theresia Degener will address the human rights model of disability that emerges from the UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities. This model rejects the medical model that reduces disabled people to their health impairments. Especially in times of crisis, such as the COVID-19 pandemic, the discrimination situation is exacerbated. Theresia Degener will explain why the human rights model is key to the "Build Back Better" principle of the Sustainable Development Goals, even in such times.

The event will be live-streamed and will feature sign language interpretation and subtitling to enable barrier-free participation.