Inclusive sports

No inclusive system to invest in sport for people with disabilities.

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Why the contribution is important

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by Manukau on February 12, 2019 at 11:29AM

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  • Posted by smhickey February 25, 2019 at 18:22

    The inclusion of Article 30(5) on sport, recreation, leisure and play in the CRPD makes participation in sport manifest in a realm of life largely ignored by the global human rights agenda.Beginning with the CRPD’s perambulatory provisions, the Convention establishes that its purpose was to address the continuing social exclusion of disabled persons and to recognize the many benefits that participation in sport by disabled persons may contribute to their respective societies.
    In NZ we have 52,000 PACIFIC People living with a disability,9000 are children under the age of 14 and 43,000 over 15. With alarmingly low rates of participation due to lack of sustainable, quality delivery in sport and recreation for our disabled Pacifica NZ has failed to deliver on their international legal obligations under the CRPD. This is not acceptable..our disabled aiga are living shortened lives as a result and it has to change. There is a lot of money that currently goes into the sector by Sport NZ (our tax money) which is not making any difference in the lives of our people. We need to raise our voices over this terrible inequity of opportunity to live healthier and longer lives. Participation in sport on an equal basis with others is more than just a good idea. It is a human right!!
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