Elizabeth Kamundia

 

 


 

Ms. Kamundia is a doctoral candidate at the University of Pretoria, writing her thesis on Article 12 of the CRPD. Ms. Kamundia also works as a consultant on disability rights with Users and Survivors of Psychiatry – Kenya, and the Kenya Association of the Intellectually Handicapped. She has held various legal researcher positions including with the Centre for Human Rights, University of Pretoria, Centre for Disability Law and Policy of the National University of Ireland, Galway; Kenya National Commission on Human Rights and the Committee of Experts on Constitutional Review (Kenya). Ms. Kamundia is an advocate of the High Court of Kenya.




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Persons with disabilities are frequently marginalized in society and face numerous challenges in the enjoyment of their human rights. In the past such challenges were seen as an unavoidable consequence of their impairments. More recently, the introduction of a human rights-based model of disability has contributed to a shift in perceptions and attitudes. Viewing disability from a human rights standpoint implicates a change in the way States and all sectors of society consider persons with disabilities: no longer as recipients of medical care and charity or objects of others’ decisions, but holders of rights. This free and open to all MOOC (Massive Open Online Course) provides participants with the knowledge and skills necessary to effectively approach disability from a human rights perspective. Drawing from expertise and examples at the global and national level, it offers a multidisciplinary and multifaceted overview of historical developments, main standards, key issues, and current challenges in this area of human rights protection.

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