Sif Holst, vicechair of DPOD (Disabled People’s Organisations Denmark) was yesterday confirmed as the newest member of the board of The Danish Institute for Human Rights.
“The institute works hard to promote human rights in Denmark as well as internationally. I am very much looking forward to contributing to this work. Disabilities is an issue of special interest for the Institute and it’s important for people with disabilities to have a voice in this,” Sif Holst says.
The Board is the supreme controlling body of The Danish Institute for Human Rights and consists of 14 members.
“Inclusion is a passion of mine as well as equal rights of people with disabilities. That’s why I accepted standing for election as the Danish candidate for The Committee on The Rights of Persons with Disabilities under the United Nations. I am convinced that the experiences I gain from this work will be an important part of my work on the board of the Institute.”
Sif Holst is a well-known capacity within the Danish, Nordic, European and international work for the rights of people with disabilities. For several years, she has been a member of the Disability Council of The Nordic Council, The European Economic and Social Committee (EESC) as well as being a candidate for The Committee on The Rights of Persons with Disabilities under the United Nations.