Glasgow Disability Alliance

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Equality and human rights

Equality and Human Rights

Inequality is not inevitable: it is a systemic problem tied to imbalances in power and privilege. We can and we must work together to ensure those who face oppression are heard and empowered to lead the change needed, to make rights a reality on the ground. GDA supports disabled people to challenge discrimination, to share their lived experiences and work with powerholders to achieve the changes we need, to make our rights real.

Intersectional Equality

GDA is committed to making space for the vital expertise of those who face multiple intersecting inequalities, and investing resources to ensure the diversity of Scotland’s disabled people is represented and supported in our work.

GDA uses a Human Rights approach to empower disabled people to know and claim their rights, to educate duty-bearers and hold them accountable.

GDA is part of the National Human Rights Task Force.

Our Human Rights approach is guided by the PANEL principles:

  • Participation
  • Accountability
  • Non-Discrimination
  • Empowerment
  • Legal rights

Read more about these principles on the Scottish Human Rights Consortium website.


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