Friday 20 October 2017

Time to disable inequality and finally take rights of 600,000 people seriously

Disability has never received the political leadership, attention and commitment that it needs to make Ireland a truly modern, truly equal Republic
Disability has never received the political leadership, attention and commitment that it needs to make Ireland a truly modern, truly equal Republic

Elaine Howley

People with disabilities face discrimination and segregation every day across Ireland. Today sees the launch of a new campaign called Disable Inequality, which puts a spotlight on the daily experiences of inequality.

The title of this campaign tells us that it is not the disability that we live with that is disabling. It is actually the inequality that we live with that is disabling. And with those two little words we also get the solution. We have to disable inequality if we want an Ireland that is fair.

At the heart of Disable Inequality is the collection of stories from people across the country. These stories will be gathered as a volume of evidence and presented to candidates and leaders during the general election campaign.

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