April 10, 2012
The impact of the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities on the national and regional human rights protection systems and on the work of activists in the field will be the subject of debate on Thursday, April 12, at 4 pm, with the release of the 14th issue of SUR Journal, which addresses the rights of people with disabilities.
The discussion, to be attended by the Executive Board and the authors of the latest issue of SUR Journal, will take place during the 11th International Rehabilitation, Inclusion and Accessibility Technologies Trade Show (Reatech), in the stand of 3IN and the Meta Social Institute, at the Imigrantes Exhibition Center in São Paulo. Entrance is free and no prior registration is required.
According to Thiago Amparo, Coordinator of Research and Training at Conectas, the event will be an opportunity to bring SUR to the attention of its target public and contribute to the debate on the issue. “In a world where millions are people are deprived of their rights in virtue of different types of disabilities, this is an important moment to debate what civil society can do to advance the enforcement of the rights of people with disabilities. SUR Journal, given its international nature, constitutes an important means for furthering this debate,” he said.
Among the confirmed participants in the debate are Stella C. Reicher, a lawyer and author of the article “Human Diversity and Asymmetries: A Reinterpretation of the Social Contract under the Capabilities Approach”, published in SUR Journal No. 14; Joelson Dias, a lawyer and representative of Federal Council of the Brazilian Bar Association in the National Council on the Rights of People with Disabilities (CONADE); and Regina Atalla, president of the Latin American Network of Non-Governmental Organizations on Persons with Disabilities and their Families (Riadis), and a collaborator on issue No. 14 of SUR.
Reatech is a trade show devoted to technology for people with disabilities of all kinds. This is the 11th edition of the show, which is considered one of the most respected in the sector in Latin America. According to the organizers, it is not just about exhibiting new technologies, but also about sharing successful experiences and talking to society at large about matters of accessibility, inclusion and rehabilitation. The event will be attended by authorities, politicians, industry professionals, civil society organizations and athletes, among others. Last year, the trade show had more than 250 exhibitors and received nearly 40,000 visitors. More information: http://www.reatech.tmp.br/