Honouring Judy Heumann’s Legacy

News | March 8, 2023

Our Federation is honouring Judy Heumann’s legacy. 

CBM Global Disability Inclusion is deeply saddened by the passing of Judy Heumann, a true pioneer and tireless advocate for disability rights. Her life’s work was a testament to her unwavering commitment to equity and inclusion for all people with disabilities.

We also want to take this moment to celebrate her extraordinary life and legacy. Her relentless advocacy and groundbreaking leadership transformed the landscape of disability activism, paving the way for greater access, opportunity, and inclusion for people with disabilities around the world. Her tireless efforts and unwavering commitment to justice have inspired countless individuals to stand up for their rights and demand change.

As we honor her memory, we must continue to carry forward her mission of empowerment and inclusion. We are forever grateful for the impact Judy has had on the disability movement, and we will work tirelessly to build upon the foundation she has laid for everyone.

Left to right: Judy Heumann and Mary Keogh

Image: From left to right – Judy Heumann and Mary Keogh at the conference on disability inclusive development in Ireland. 

Mary Keogh, Advocacy Director of CBM Global, says:

“On International Women’s Day, it is fitting to remember Judy Heumann’s visit to Ireland in 2011 where she was a keynote speaker at a conference on disability inclusive development organised by CBM Ireland, the Centre for Disability Law and Policy Galway, Disability Federation of Ireland and Dochas. Judy guided us with the development of a roadmap that is still working together. I was one of the lucky ones who got to spend some time with her. We will keep your vision in our hearts, Judy. Rest in Power.” 


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