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Employment David Cameron launching Disability Confident
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The Department for Work and Pensions (DWP) has been declared a gold-standard employer of disabled people under its own much-criticised scheme, despite being found guilty of “grave or systematic violations” of the UN disability convention. DWP documents obtained by Disability News Service (DNS) through a freedom of information request show how it was “validated”
Activism and Campaigning Protesters outside the Tory offices, watched by police officers
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Anti-cuts activists have called for disabled people to vote tactically at the general election, in a bid to remove the Conservative party from power. Disabled People Against Cuts (DPAC) launched a campaign this week to “unseat” the Tory government, with a protest outside the party’s election headquarters in Westminster (pictured). Although they failed to
Human Rights Poster with Iain Duncan Smith' in a prison outfit and the word 'guilty'
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Disabled activists fear that the UN committee examining the UK’s progress on implementing the disability rights convention may be ignoring links between the government’s welfare reforms and the deaths of benefit claimants. This week, the UN committee on the rights of persons with disabilities (CRPD) published its “list of issues”, the areas where it
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