About Young Voices

Leonard Cheshire Disability’s Young Voices

We are Leonard Cheshire Disability’s Young Voices, a movement of young people with disabilities across the globe. We speak out for the rights of people with disabilities worldwide.

Our movement was born in 2006 when Leonard Cheshire Disability supported us to be involved in the process of drafting the UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities. This Convention calls for every country to make sure that people with disabilities have the same opportunities as everybody else. Find out more about the Convention.

But this Convention is no more than a piece of paper if people don’t speak out and take action to make it real.

That’s where we come in. We march, we sing, we argue, we dance, we persuade, we campaign, we inform, we surprise, we shock – we do everything we can to make the rights of people with disabilities a reality.

You can find out more about what we think needs to change and some of our proudest achievements in our Statement to the World.