International Human Rights Day 2021

Today is Human Rights Day. BuDS is committed to disability rights. That means we defend and promote the absolute right of disabled people to live, work and play like everyone else. We don’t want pity or charity doled out to us or to be ‘looked after’ – we want our rights to live independently and not to be disabled by society.

Removal or weakening of human rights law affects disabled people more than most other groups, because we have to fight for our rights more often and in more areas. If the Government goes ahead with its plan to abolish the Human Rights Act, to leave the European Charter of Human Rights or to write a new ‘Bill of Rights’, we will join with others to defend the rights of disabled people.