New DRPI Report: Rights of people with intellectual disabilities in Serbia

We are happy to announce the publication of the new new monitoring report on rights of people with intellectual disabilities in the Republic of Serbia. The report was produced within the framework of the project “Self-advocacy for fundamental rights of persons with disabilities in Serbia”. This two-year project was run by the Association for Promotion […]

DRPI AWARE Once Again Featured on Handi-Link Radio Show

We are happy to share with you set of interviews featured on Handi-Link.  Sreedhar Ganta discusses the AWARE project with radio host Cam Wells. Handi-Link is a program on CJAM Radio that explores disability issues. Click on the play button below to play the interview.   Click Here to download the Sreedhar Ganta Interview file Click […]

AWARE Project Featured on Handi-Link Radio Show

We are happy to share with you an interview featured on Handi-Link about the AWARE project.  Monica Ackermann and Sreehar Ganta discuss the AWARE project and the recent Employer Awards event held in India with the show’s host, Cam Wells. Handi-Link is a radio program on CJAM Radio that explores disability issues. Click on the play button […]

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 […]