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Tale of two summits

At the end of July, Disabled People Against Cuts held an ‘International Deaf and Disabled People’s Solidarity Summit’, Disability News Service reports. This was a counter-conference to the first ‘Global Disability Summit’, also in East London, co-hosted by the British and Kenyan governments.

DPAC also held a disabled people’s ‘festival of resistance’ outside the official event, to expose the impact of the British government’s austerity policies on disabled people in Britain.

In 2017, the UN’s committee on the rights of persons with disabilities described the effect of the cuts as ‘a human catastrophe’. Disability News Service:

Topics: Disability