We must address the prejudice, discrimination, and promotion of hatred and harm against disabled people.

All people must be treated as equals. All people are equal before the law, without discrimination. These principles are enshrined in the Universal Declaration of Human Rights.

The issues of justice and equality have relevance not only for disabled people but also for any group that is not accepted as part of the mainstream of society or within their community.

Both governments and individuals have to take responsibility for upholding equality and justice. They must listen to the voices and experiences of the excluded to understand the nature of inequality and injustice.

DAA works so that those voices are heard. We look for solutions through social change and criticise systems, and language and behaviour that promote inequality and injustice.

To end injustice and inequality we must learn to embrace diversity.

The DAA publishes the following papers on subjects related to Justice:

Key Factors in Inequality and Injustice

A short guide to the causes and effects of inequality and injustice.

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Resource Kit 7 - Civil Rights Law and Disabled People

A guide to civil rights, human rights and legislation.

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The illustration on this page is by Joe Reichart. It shows Justicia holding the scales of Justice, but blind folded. Two disabled people pass, and one stretches his walking stick to reach and lift her blindfold, saying: " You should open your eyes once in a while."