Book Review: Disability, Rights Monitoring and Social Change: Building Power out of Evidence

We’re excited to share a review of the recently released book edited by Marcia Rioux, Paula C Pinto, and Gillian Parekh entitled Disability, Rights Monitoring and Social Change: Building Power out of Evidence in the journal Disability and the Global South.  The review can be found in the journal, Disability and the Global South (Click here to […]

Remembering Bengt Lindqvist (1936 – 2016)

“A sociologist, Robert A. Scott, wrote a book with the title, The Making of Blind Men, where he showed how people with disabilities, like no other group in society, are in the hands of experts, of doctors, nurses, social workers, teachers and also by their family and relatives … When awareness grew about this phenomenon, […]

Buenos Aires: DRPI Latin America Regional Online Platform Training

Feb 13 – 16 2016 marked the Latin America regional training on disability rights.  With more than 20 participants representing around 10 countries, we at DRPI are ver pleased to have again the opportunity to meet with DPOs and leaders to learn more about disability rights but above all to keep empowering persons with disabilities […]

Pretoria: DRPI Africa Regional Online Platform Training, 26-29 Feb

Preparations finalized for the Africa Regional Training Introducing an Online Platform and Tools of Monitoring Disability Rights, which will be taking place in Pretoria, South Africa, from the 26th through 29th February 2016. Organized by the Disability Rights Promotion International – DRPI, in collaboration with the Africa Disability Alliance – ADA. The Training (the first […]

York University student wins mental-health fight

Navi Dhanota knew she needed some help to score top grades in university but this time, she wasn’t prepared to return to a psychiatrist’s chair to get it. She didn’t think any student should have to disclose their private mental-health diagnosis for the privilege of academic accommodations like getting extra time to hand in an […]

11th Annual CDSSA Conference: Crippin’ Canada

11th Annual CDSSA Conference: Crippin’ Canada April 8th, 2016 York University, Toronto York University’s Critical Disability Studies Student Association (CDSSA) is pleased to announce that our eleventh annual conference will be held on Keele campus on April 8th, 2016. The CDSSA invites graduate students, community researchers, and activists to submit proposals by February 1st 2016. This […]

New report: Employing Persons with Disabilities: A Model of Successful Corporate Culture Change

DRPI has released a new report: “Employing Persons with Disabilities:  A Model of Successful Corporate Culture Change,”  which was prepared by Douglas Waxman, PhD Candidate, Critical Disability Studies, School of Health Policy and Management, York University. Read the full report:  Employing Persons with Disabilities: A Model of Successful Corporate Culture Change  

Bangladesh Work Placement Coordinator Position

There is an opening for a full-time position for Bangladesh Work Placement Coordinator for Disability Rights Promotion International’s Asian Workplace Approach that Respects Equality (AWARE) project. DRPI is a collaborative project working to establish a holistic and sustainable global system to monitor the human rights of people with disabilities. DRPI is halfway through a five-year […]

India: Thousands in March to Parliament on 3 December

Around ten thousand disabled persons from various parts of the country took out a March to Parliament on December 3, 2015, coinciding with World Disability Day. Owing allegiance to the affiliates of the National Platform for the Rights of the Disabled (NPRD), National Federation of the Blind and the National Association of the Blind apart […]