A Guernsey law required to protect against disability discrimination

March 29th, 2012 by Guernsey Disability Alliance

Everyday, in all aspects of life, disabled people are routinely discriminated against in Guernsey.

We believe that in order to achieve true equality and social inclusion, we need to change attitudes in society, and we need laws.

A bit like seat belts, everyone knew they made sense, but many didn’t wear them until there was a law.

The majority of the world’s population is now legally protected against disability discrimination – 153 nations have signed the UN convention.

To highlight the gap further, there are 79 English speaking nations and island states with a combined population of two billion people.

Only two of these, the Falkland Islands and Guernsey, have not at least begun the process to protect disabled people in this way.

Guernsey requires a law to protect against disability discrimination.

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Kevin Stewart who is a candidate for Deputy of St Sampson records his impressions of the Guernsey Disability Alliance speed hustings and interviews GDA Chair Shelaine Green on 26 March 2012.

(please click on logo to go to Guernsey Disability Alliance website)

 

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