Young Voices in Indonesia translate the UNCRPD
The Young Voices group in Indonesia has successfully translated the UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities into Bahasa Indonesia. The translation has been essential in raising awareness amongst the Young Voices members themselves and also with the people they are trying to influence. It helps them to demonstrate that the rights of people with disabilities are fundamentally supported by international law and that it is essential for the Indonesian government and duty bearers to recognise and implement it effectively.
The foreword to the translation was provided by Dr Samsudi from the Directorate for Persons with Disabilities. Dr Samsudi states the need to actively recognise the rights of people with disabilities and to increase knowledge and awareness of disability issues.