Take action today – for #EqualUN

Sif Holst
Posted November 18, 2020 from Denmark
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On September 30th I wrote a post on World Pulse about my nomination as a candidate for the UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities Committee, the CRPD Committee. I wrote about the need for me to speak up. I wrote that we need to dream and to act, to pave the way for a girl born, maybe with a disability, just this moment somewhere in the world.

The time since then have been exciting – and exhausting and now we are getting close to the election date, November 30th. I have been given a chance to talk about my experience and more important about my vision. Talking about the potential of people with a disability, talking about the need to involve civil society if we want to achieve our goals.

But that is not the reason I write today. I write to make you aware of the campaign run by Sightsavers International for a more equal world, including a fairer representation in the CRPD Committee. In the present committee only 6 out of the 18 members are women even though women with disabilities worldwide are in a particularly vulnerable position.

On the Campaign site https://campaigning.sightsavers.org/take-action/ you can find an easy way to write to your countries representatives, asking them to vote for a more equal UN, you only need to enter your name, email address and choose your country and follow the easy steps.

Among the candidates are many strong women, from all over the world who need your help to remind your country representatives to vote for a fairer representation in the UN. And if you want to do more, engage yourself on the social media under #EqualUN or #EqualWorld.

Thank you for your support here on WorldPulse and all the best to all of you.

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Jill Langhus
Nov 18
Nov 18

Hello Sif,

Thanks for sharing. I'm looking for a positive update on the 30th! I've added by info to the sightsavers campaign and shared it on FB, too.

Hope you take it easy, and that you have a great week! XX

Nini Mappo
Nov 19
Nov 19

Hello Sif,
It is good that you could take a moment to write on this important issue even with an election looming.
I hope that you can rest up a little and conserve some emotional energy to use up around election time. All the best to you too!

Beth Lacey
Nov 19
Nov 19

Thanks for giving us resources to lean in on this issue

Dawn Arteaga
Nov 23
Nov 23

Thank you for sharing an update on this important campaign! Keep up the great work!

Hello, Sif,

You make things possible and achievable for women with disabilities. I am so proud of you. Thank you for speaking up and for being the voice of the rest of the women with disabilities. Thank you for sharing this campaign with us, too! You're such a brave and inspiring woman!

Sif Holst
Nov 27
Nov 27

Thank you Karen