Living a self-determined life: Nothing about us without us

Self-determination is a human right. Yet despite the ratification of the UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (UN-CRPD) by many countries worldwide, this right cannot be acknowledged in an unrestricted manner: persons with various disabilities are still restricted by the structures surrounding them. They are constrained by society. This prevents them from living a self-determined life.


Graphic: World map labeled with "human rights"; ©

Self-determination is a human right worldwide; ©

Problems despite the UN Convention

Photo: Barbara Vieweg; © W. Schär

Barbara Vieweg; © W. Schär

Self-determination is not a matter of course

Photo: Nadine Lormis; Copyright: B. Frommann

© B. Frommann