"To build a fully inclusive, fair and prosperous society, we need more people educated about a human rights approach to ensure people have the appropriate skills, values and commitment."
- Paul Gibson, former Disability Rights Commissioner, Human Rights Commission
A unique education programme developed by Te Pou o te Whakaaro Nui and the Disabled Persons Assembly that puts human rights for disabled people and the Disability Convention into a New Zealand cultural context.
The name Kia Noho Rangatira Ai Tātou expresses the right of all people to exercise self-determination to participate confidently in their whānau, community and world.
Our thanks to governance group member, Te Huia Bill Hamilton (Ngāti Kahungungu, Nga Rāuru, Ngāti Raukawa, Kotimana) for gifting the programme name.
As we work towards transformation of the disability system, the concepts at the heart of this unique programme are fundamental and timely:
Informed by human rights education best practice, the programme is developed and delivered by disabled people.
“Nothing about me without me” is the basis of the programme’s philosophy.
The programme includes a manual which provides a practical reference guide to applying the Disability Convention.
“Excellent facilitators. Comprehensive, user-friendly manual.”
“Brilliant – beyond expectations.”
“Extremely relevant information that was engaging throughout”
“I have enjoyed the two days and now I know that when I am advocating I have more knowledge to share.”
“Excellent amount of information to apply to daily practice.