(1) TOPIC GUIDE

Below you will find links to the topics that will be discussed in SOCHUM



(2) VIDEO GUIDES

To watch a moving video about some of the historical moments of the Disability Rights Movement click here
To hear children with disabilities speak out click here
To hear an inspiring message from a disabled man living in Indonesia click here
To find out what International Day of People with Disabilities means to participants click here
To learn about the organization Disability Right International click here
To learn about how one woman is promoting disability employment rights internationally click here


(3) LINKS TO NONGOVERNMENTAL ORGANIZATIONS (NGOs)

Disability Rights International
International Disability Rights Monitor
Rehabilitation International
Handicap International


(4) PRIMARY SOURCES
UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities
General Assembly document on MDG's for persons with disabilities


(5) COUNTRY RESEARCH


Australia

To learn about how disabled individuals are treated in the Australian work place, click here
To explore how slow the system for protecting the rights of the disabled are in Australia, click here

Belgium

To read about how Belgium is lacking in support for the disabled, click here
To find out how new laws allow for the euthanization of children, click here

Bolivia

To learn how disabled Bolivians are fighting for their rights, click here
To read more about people with disabilities in Bolivia, click here

Brazil

To find out what it is to be disabled in Brazil, click here
To explore what Brazil is doing to accommodate people with disabilities, click here

Canada

To learn how Canadians are struggling for opportunities and accessibility, click here
To find out about disabled Canadians fighting for their rights, click here

China

To explore why 98% of children in China's orphanages are disabled, click here
To learn how the Chinese government is calling for more inclusion, click here

France

To read about why France is far behind in protecting the rights of the disabled, click here
To find out why France postponed a bill to make all public spaces accessible, click here

Germany

To explore for Germany is doing in making opportunities accessible for the disabled, click here
To learn why disabled Germans live in a different world, click here

Ghana

To explore why most disabled Ghanians can only find work in the streets, click here
To find out why the rights of the disabled is not a priority in Ghana, click here

India

To learn how India's disabled are fighting for their rights, click here
To discover how India's High Court wants to eradicate discrimination against the disabled, click here

Indonesia

To find out why special education does not exist in Indonesia, click here
To learn how one Indonesian is fighting for the rights of the disabled, click here

Iran

To read about how inaccessible Iran is, click here

To explore what it is like to be disabled in Iran, click here

Italy

To find out what accommodations Italy is making for people with disabilities, click here
To learn about how Italy is falling behind on protecting the rights of the disabled, click here

Japan

To learn about what it is like to be disabled in Japan, click here
To see what the Japanese government is providing people with disabilities, click here

Malaysia

To read about how hard it is to get employed if you are disabled in Malaysia, click here
To find out how inclusive Malaysia is, click here

Mexico

To explore how the Mexican government banned discrimination against the disabled, click here
To find out the conditions Mexican disabled live in, click here

Morocco

To learn how Moroccan schools are improving for disabled students, click here
To find out about new programs supporting people with disabilities in Morocco, click here

Myanmar

To learn about the lack of special education in Myanmar, click here
To find out why violence against the disabled is increasing in Myanmar, click here

Netherlands

To find out more about programs for the disabled in the Netherlands, click here
To read about how the disabled in the Netherlands may have to volunteer to get special services, click here

New Zealand

To learn about how a New Zealand group is presenting to the UN, click here
To explore the social programs offered to those with disabilities, click here

Peru

To explore how Peru is doing in implementing the UN resolution on rights of the disabled, click here
To find out how some of the rights of the disabled are being violated in Peru, click here

Poland

To read about how Poland has granted additional benefits for disabled people, click here
To find out more about living with disabilities in Poland, click here

Russian Federation

To learn how Russia wants to become more inclusive in sports, click here
To explore the discrimination people with disabilities face in Russia, click here

South Africa

To read about being disabled in South Africa, click here
To find out how much aid is offered to people with disabilities, click here

Spain

To learn about how Spanish disabled are protesting for their rights, click here
To find out who won an award for support programs in Spain, click here

Sweden

To learn about Sweden disability policy, click here
To explore why Sweden is the world model for disability reform and policy, click here

Syria

To read about how the Syrian Civil War is affecting children with disabilities, click here
To find out how disabled children are suffering in refugee camps, click here

Turkey

To learn about how Turkey is trying to comply with UN Resolutions, click here
To find out why Turkey is so inaccessible to people with disabilities, click here

United Kingdom

To find out why the disabled community is being left behind in the UK, click here
To explore why people with learning disabilities have lower life expectancies, click here

United States

To learn about why the USA has not ratified the UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities, click here
To find out why it is so hard to find employment if you are disabled in the US, click here

Yemen

To learn how being disabled in Yemen means being segregated, click here
To find out Yemen needs to expand their programs for the disabled, click here