UNCRPD Article - 23.

Respect for home and the family (Article 23)

  • The State should try its best to ensure that disabled people have the same rights as everyone else to marriage, family, parenthood and relationships.

  • Disabled people have equal rights to get married and start a family as long as both the people freely consent

  • Disabled people have a right to decide when and how many children they have and not be sterilised against their will.

  • Disabled people have the right to family planning and other information to help them decide these matters.

  • The State should provide support to disabled people to help bring up their children.

  • The State must support disabled children and their families.

  • The rights of the children come first.

  • The State should ensure that children are not taken away from their parents against their will, except when the law says it is in the best interests of the child. Children must not be taken away just because the children or their parents are disabled.


Article 23 (Respect for home and the family) https://www.un.org/development/desa/disabilities/convention-on-the-rights-of-persons-with-disabilities/article-23-respect-for-home-and-the-family.html