WNUSP General Assembly and Conference 2009 Print

Making our Rights a Reality - Human Rights in the Age of the CRPD

March 16-20 2009 in Kampala, Uganda.

The Kampala Declaration was adopted unanimously by the assembly of WNUSP members present at the WNUSP World Confernce and General Assembly in Kampala, Uganda in March 2009.

WNUSP Kampala Declaration 2009

WNUSP Kampala Declaration 2009, short version

WNUSP Kampala Declaration 2009 (Short version)

We the delegates gathered for the 3rd General Assembly of the World Network of Users and Survivors of Psychiatry (WNUSP) declare our commitment to make our rights a reality.

We undertake to raise awareness about our human rights especially those declared in the UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (CRPD), at all levels, from the village to the national and international community and work to get them into practice.

We will advocate for laws that protect our human rights and oppose laws that allow forced treatment or guardianship or discriminate against us or oppress us in any other way.

We will respect each persons choices and decisions, create support to help a person make his or her own decisions, and not allow others to make decisions for us.

We will represent ourselves and support self advocacy by and for all Users and Survivors of Psychiatry.

We will continue to build the user / survivor movement world wide, and celebrate the positives of madness.

We will co-operate with each other by sharing ideas, technical advice and resources for advocacy and good practices.

We resolve to use among other means, love, hope and dignity to achieve the above resolutions.

Agreed by WNUSP, 2009