International Workshop On CSOs Monitoring CRPD

Korean Disability Forum
International Workshop On CSOs Monitoring CRPD

Date: November 21(Thu), 2013, 10:00-18:00
? Venue: Iroom Hall
http://www.koddi.or.kr/eng/location.jhtml
http://www.koddi.or.kr/eng/location.jhtml,
Seoul, South Korea
? Workshop fee: Free

Objectives
1. To raise awareness on the CRPD to persons with disabilities and professionals
working in the disability field
2. To build capacity of DPOs for an on-going monitoring on the CRPD
3. To share best practices and strategies undertaken by DPOs in other countries to reinforce the implementation of the CRPD as a means of realizing the rights of
persons with disabilities

Background
1. South Korea (Republic of Korea) ratified the CRPD in December 2008, and it came into force in January 2009. The first country report was submitted in June 2011 and is expected to be reviewed in 2014.
2. It has been nearly 5 years since the ratification. Despite that fact that some
discussions and researches were undertaken by the government, professors and
international experts, very little recognition has been made by majority of persons
with disabilities, their families, advocates and other professionals working in the
disability field.
3. Korean Disability Forum, which currently operates the secretariat of APDF (Asia &
Pacific Disability Forum) and held the APDF conference 2012, recognized a great
need to promote the CRPD domestically especially to persons with disabilities and disability advocates so that they are equipped with pertinent knowledge and skills to reinforce and monitor implementation of the CRPD.
4. Twelve member organizations of KDF currently run a project promoting the CRPD, including publishing two kinds of guidance of the CRPD (respectively for people with disabilities and for professionals), promotion film, nation-wide trainings and an international workshop on the CRPD.

Participants: approx. 100 people with disabilities and disability advocates

? Invited speakers

1) Monsur Chowdhury, Member of the Executive Board of Disability Council International
2) Stephen Gianni, Australian Federation of Disability Organizations
3)
Joseph Kwok,
Joint Council of Physically and Mentally Disabled Persons
, Hongkong
4) Gábor Gombos, National University of Ireland, Former member of Committee on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities
?

Domestic speakers

1) Hyungshik Kim, Committee on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities
2) Il-Yung Lee, Korean Society for Rehabilitation of Persons with Disabilities
3) Kyungseok Park, Chair of APDF (Asia & Pacific Disability Forum) & Korean Disability Forum
4) Jaewon Kim, Sungkyunkwan University, Law School
5) Hyojin Kim, Disabled Women’s Network

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