Parallel report to the Committee on the rights of persons with disabilities (CRPD) (2021)
Since 2011, Unia has been the independent mechanism for promoting, protecting and monitoring the application of the United Nations Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities in Belgium.
Our contribution is based on various sources:
- reports submitted to Unia by individuals or associations;
- the results of Unia's monitoring and recommendation activities;
- our participation in various working groups, commissions, advisory boards;
- reports from the authorities and bodies concerned;
- civil society reports and recommendations;
- the results of the Consultation of people with disabilities (1144 respondents) that Unia carried out on their rights in 2019-2020;
- the results of an additional consultation carried out during the health crisis in 2020.
Our contribution is structured around the List of Points established by the Committee for the submission of the second and third periodic report submitted by Belgium. The responses provided by the Belgian state in its report have been taken into account in order to avoid repetition. This contribution therefore aims to supplement and, where appropriate, qualify this report. We also make a series of recommendations.
In accordance with the collaboration protocol concluded between Unia and Myria, the Federal Migration Centre, Myria contributed to the drafting of this report with regard to those parts related to its areas of action.
Annual report 2020: vulnerable human rights in times of crisis
In this extraordinary year, Unia continued to fight for human rights and equality. The corona pandemic acted like a magnifying glass. Those already in a vulnerable position were often the first or hardest hit by Covid-19 or its measures.
Evaluation of federal anti-discrimination legislation (2017)
Article 52 of the Anti-Discrimination Law states that the application and effectiveness of the anti-discrimination laws must be assessed by the Legislative Chambers. Unia has prepared an assessment report on the Anti-Discrimination Law and the Anti-Racism Law based on its own practical experience, national jurisprudence and its general expertise in the fight against discrimination.
Annual report 2015. Living together put to the test.
The year 2015 left a deep mark on our society. Violent conflicts and tensions on a global scale have had a direct impact on us. As we finalise this annual report, Belgium is suffering the repercussions of the bomb attacks at Zaventem airport and Maelbeek metro station in Brussels.
Diversity Barometer Education (2018)
Unia commissioned a study to be carried out about equal opportunities in the schools in the three Communities in Belgium. The Diversity Barometer Education is the final part of a triptych. The first two parts were about Employment (2012) and Housing (2014).