Global disability coalition calls on Starbucks to lead new straw innovation
A coalition of disability rights groups has called on Starbucks to support research into a better alternative to plastic straws
AN OPEN LETTER sent to Starbucks CEO Kevin Johnson calling for research into a better alternative to plastics straws has been supported by a global coalition of disability rights groups representing over half a million people.
UK Government has caused a 'human catastrophe', says UN committee on disabled rights
The UK Government’s agenda of cuts and austerity has been condemned by a United Nations committee examining the implementation of the UN disability convention
THE UNITED NATIONS Committee on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (UNCRPD) has said that the UK Government’s austerity agenda is failing to protect the human rights of disabled people.
Scottish disability rights organisations join in criticism of Tory cuts at the UN
Scottish disability rights organisations joined with others from across the UK to criticise the UK Government’s human rights record before the United Nations
DEAF AND DISABLED PEOPLE’S ORGANISATIONS (DDPOs) from Scotland and across the UK have contributed to a joint submission to the UN Committee on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (UNCRPD) in Geneva, condemning the UK Government’s record on disability and human rights.
Disability charity and Scots politicians back UN report condemning cuts to UK welfare benefits
Scottish disability charity Inclusion Scotland backs MSPs to debate a UN report criticising the UK Government’s austerity programme’s effects on disabled people
A SCOTTISH DISABILITY charity and Scottish politicians have backed a UN Committee report condemning the UK Government’s cuts to benefits for disabled people.
Supermarkets urged to stop stocking plastic straws
SNP MSP calls for an end to single-use plastic straws ahead of Holyrood debate
SNP MSP Kate Forbes has written to all supermarket chains urging them to follow suit after Asda’s announcement this week that it will become the first supermarket chain in the UK to stop stocking single-use plastic straws by 2018.
Lone disabled MSP after #SP16 shows need for action to help disabled candidates, campaigners say
The One in Five campaign have been campaigning for Scottish parliamentarians to be representative of the number of disabled people in society
CAMPAIGNERS have raised concerns that just one self-identified disabled person has been elected to the Scottish Parliament in the 2016 Scottish elections, despite efforts to bring parliamentary representation into line with the number of disabled people in society.
United Nations launches investigation into UK welfare reforms
United Nations launches an investigation into the impact of controversial welfare reforms on disabled people
THE United Nations (UN) is due to visit the UK as part of an investigation into whether the Conservatives' controversial welfare reforms violate the human rights of disabled people.
The UN Committee on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities has launched the formal investigation. Despite knowledge of the investigation being in the public domain, UN investigations are conducted confidentially.
Leading disability charity holds anti-austerity conference as PS12bn of welfare cuts loom
Cuts to disability benefit could amount to PS30 a week under chancellor's plans
INCLUSION SCOTLAND, a leading disability organisation in Scotland, is holding an anti-austerity conference in Glasgow on Friday as part of its AGM.
The event will discuss the planned PS12bn in welfare cuts over the next three years.