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  • July 24, 2014:

    July 21, 2013 (Montreal) Since the Supreme Court of Canada ruling in the Bedford case struck down some of Canada’s prostitution laws on December 20, 2013, various assertions have been made in favour of the complete decriminalization of prostitution. Click here to access the full press release from DAWN.

  • July 14, 2014:

    In October of 2015, UBC Centre for Inclusion and Citizenship is hosting: Claiming Full Citizenship: an international conference on Individualized Funding, Self Determination, and Personalization.  We invite you to join us and share in the excitement and fellowship of this important event.

  • June 17, 2014:

    The Zero Project looking for innovative practices and policies that have clearly and measurably improved Independent Living and/or Political Participation of persons with any kind of disability. The deadline to submit is 4 July, 2014. Access nomination forms at this link.

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  • May 20, 2014:

    The international academic journal Disability and the Global South (DGS) is delighted to announce the new Voices from the Field section.

  • 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.