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  • March 24, 2014:

    DRPI congratulates Bangladesh Protibandhi Kallyan Somity – A Disabled Organization for All on receiving recognition from Department of State of United States for its work in the disability field.

  • February 2, 2014:

    There is an immediate opening for a full-time position of African Regional Officer for the Disability Rights Promotion International (DRPI) project.

  • February 1, 2014:

    There is an immediate opening for a full-time position of Asia-Pacific Regional Officer for the Disability Rights Promotion International (DRPI) project.

  • January 28, 2014:

    Marcia Rioux, DRPI Co-director and professor in the School of Health Policy and Management, has recently received more than $1 million in funding from the Swedish International Development Cooperation Agency and York University contributions to support the final phase of development of a global disability rights monitoring system.

  • January 28, 2014:

    There is an immediate opening for a full-time position for Bangladesh Country Coordinator for Disability Rights Promotion International’s Asian Workplace Approach that Respects Equality (AWARE) project.

  • January 14, 2014:

    There is an immediate opening for a full-time position for Nepal Country Coordinator for Disability Rights Promotion International’s Asian Workplace Approach that Respects Equality (AWARE) project.

  • January 13, 2014:

    Bengt Lindqvist was awarded an honorary doctorate at York University in Toronto on June 7, 2013.

  • January 1, 2014:

    Dear colleagues and friends,
    We would like to warmly thank you for your contributions to the disability field this past year. It has been a very productive year.
    We take this moment to celebrate our collective successes.

  • December 23, 2013:

    Bengt Lindqvist and Marcia Rioux and the whole DRPI staff would like to wish you a very happy holiday season and all the best in 2014.

    It is a time to reflect on social justice and the achievements we have made in advancing disability rights.

    We will continue to struggle for dignity and equality and inclusion for all in a peaceful world.

  • December 3, 2013:

    National Federation of the Disabled - Nepal is pleased to inform you all that, during the commemoration of International Day of Persons with Disabilities (2013) we are going to release the DRPI Country Monitoring Holistic Report.

Global Headlines

  • February 17, 2014:

    Vancouver City Council refused to approve one of the largest developments in the history of Vancouver on principle because it violated the rights of people with disabilities, and Council then insisted that the redevelopment be properly changed to meet the disability community’s concerns before it could be approved.

  • February 12, 2014:

    Call for papers - European Society for Disability Research welcomes abstracts for the Third Annual Conference that will be held in Lisbon, July 2-4th 2014. The 2014 conference theme - Exploring Disability- Epistemologies, Policies and Politics - invites papers that engage with theoretical or empirical research and reflect critical and cutting-edge work on disability studies across a broad range of topics.

  • January 21, 2014:

    Call for Papers: Disability and the Global South, An International Journal - Special Issue - Disability, Technology and the Global South.

  • December 3, 2013:

    December 3rd marks an International Day of People with Disabilities.

    The struggle for rights has been a very pressing issue for people with disabilities throughout the world. At DRPI we are glad to pay our part in monitoring rights in every region of the world and want to celebrate the successes that people with disabilities have achieved in the past year. Our wish is that the coming year will bring us many more people with disabilities the ability to live lives of quiet dignity and greater independence. - Bengt Lindqvist and Marcia Rioux

  • November 20, 2013:

    It is with deep sadness that we share with you the news that our longtime colleague and friend Adrienne Asch died yesterday morning, 11/19/13, from an aggressive form of cancer.In life, she was recognized as an inspiration within the disability movement and she had many loving friends, colleagues and family members.
    Her work on bio-ethics and disability will continue to influence the field of Critical Disability Studies and her clear and insightful thinking around prenatal testing and disability rights was seminal in moving the rights agenda forward.

    We will miss her thoughtful work and her contribution to the debates and discussions.

  • November 18, 2013:

    The disability movement calls for an inclusive sustainable development. Vilnius, 16-17 November 2013 | The disability movement met this weekend in Vilnius, Lithuania gathering together representatives of its member organisations all around Europe, as well as representatives of the Lithuanian Republic and European institutions. On the first day of the Board meeting, a European conference took place focusing on: Disability and sustainable development - A perspective from the UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities.

  • November 12, 2013:

    DRPI offers our deepest condolences and solidarity to the people of Philippines as they wrestle with the devastation and loss of life that accompanied Super Typhoon Haiyan. Our most heartfelt thoughts and prayers are with all of you and especially people with disabilities. 

  • October 21, 2013:

    A new advocacy video on the right to education in sign language for deaf children.

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  • October 21, 2013:

    DRPI wishes to congratulate Rachel Kachaje for being appointed Malawi's Minister of Disabilities and Elderly Affairs. This is great news to the Malawian and global disability movements.