Christina Johnsen is the first Spokesperson for persons with disabilities in Greenland. She has a background in the police force and in the juridical system as a judge and lawyer. Christina’s first term as was in 2017-2020 and her second term is for the period of 2020-2023.
Christina is very engaged in the rights of the citizens of Greenland and that knowledge of national legal rights as well as human rights are strengthened and that all people are treated justly and equally no matter their social, economic, political background. Thus, it is a key issue for Christina that people with disability in Greenland has knowledge of their rights.
Tilioq is a politically independent national advocacy organization established by the Government of Greenland in 2017.
The purpose of Tilioq is to forward the rights of people with disabilities and work towards the full implementation of the UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities in Greenland.
Tilioq cannot process individual cases, but can make statements about general conditions, which affects persons with disabilities.
The purpose of Tilioq
The purpose of Tilioq is to forward the rights of people with disabilities.
This entail amongst other things:
- To advice people with disabilities and their relatives about their rights and the rights to complain about public services etc.
- To advice public and private institutions.
- To insure legislation and practices around people with disabilities are in accordance with the UN Convention on the rights of persons with disability.
- To asses and evaluate the conditions for persons with disability in Greenland.
- To collect and communicate information about persons with disabilities condition in Greenland.
- To propose actions which strengthens the conditions of persons with disabilities.
- To collaborate with national disability organizations in order to forward the rights and conditions of people with disabilities.
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Tilioq publishes several papers and rapports on the rights on people with disability in Greenland on a yearly basis. Our publications are primarily published in Greenlandic and Danish. To strengthen the knowledge of people with disabilities in an international setting and the cooperation with international institutions and organizations, we are working on publishing an english summary of our rapports on this page.
You can find the full-length versions of our publications here.