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  • December 15, 2014:

    DRPI participated in a seminar to disseminate and discuss the outcomes of a disability rights monitoring research project with local partners and other stakeholders from the 13-15 December. To read more about the event follow the link:

  • December 5, 2014:

    WHITEHORSE - Justice Minister Mike Nixon responded to the call from disability rights advocates today in Whitehorse by promising to meet with them to discuss the need for an independent monitoring mechanism so that persons with disabilities can monitor their own rights:

  • November 6, 2014:

    Read the recent article about disability rights and DRPI published in OmVärlden, a magazine for readers interested in international and global issues (available in Swedish).

  • September 8, 2014:

    Today marked the launch of the latest DRPI report from Colombia, Human Rights Monitoring in Persons with Disabilities, with an Emphasis on Psychosocial Disability in Colombia: A Comprehensive Analysis.  The report was produced by DRPI’s Latin America office in partnership with Fundamental Colombia, a Bogota-based non-governmental, national organization dedicated to promoting the well-being of persons with psychosocial disabilities.

  • August 22, 2014:

    DRPI's Africa Regional Officer, Dagnachew Wakene, presented at the 2nd European Polio Conference, organized by the University of Amsterdam. The event was attended by nearly 400 participants from all corners of the world, including researchers, practitioners and, most importantly, polio survivors themselves and their international networks such as the Polio Survivors' Network (PSN), European Polio Union, etc. The event was opened by Her Royal Highness Princes Beatrix of the Netherlands on Wednesday, June 25th." To see photos of the event, click the link:

  • August 21, 2014:

    DRPI's representative has participated at International AIDS Conference with the goal to advocate for mainstreaming disability into global and national HIV responses. DRPI has co-facilitated a workshop within the Conference programme, titled "National responses to HIV can and must include disability" together with IDDC TG for HIV/Disability.  Click here to see the photos:


  • August 21, 2014:

    More than 30 people with various disabilities from India, Nepal and Bangladesh joined together in Hyderabad, India to participate in a workshop on the right to work. During day one participants learned about the un/underemployment of people with disabilities across the region. Participants engaged in discussions about the concepts and principle of human rights. 

  • July 4, 2014:

    The Third Annual Conference of the European Society for Disability Research was held in Lisbon, Portugal the 3rd - 4th of July 2014 at the Instittuto Superior de Clencias Socials e Politicas Polo Universitario da Ajuda. The conference, which focused on "Exploring Disability: Epistemologies, Policies and Politics," was organized by Paula Pinto, Research Associate at DRPI.

  • July 2, 2014:

    Congratulations to Dr. Marcia Rioux, co-founder and co-director of Disability Rights Promotion International (DRPI) on her nomination to the Order of Canada for her scholarship in the field of social justice and for her advancement of the rights of persons with disabilities.


  • July 2, 2014:

    ENIL – European Network of Independent Living interviews Rados Keravica, DRPI's Regional Officer,  upon his nomination as a role model of young person with disabilities. Access the interview by clicking on this linik:

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