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  

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 […]

Marcia Rioux speaks at Forum: Celebrating International Day of People with Disabilities

Today DRPI Co-Director Marcia Riouxwas a guest speaker at the Forum: Celebrating International Day of People with Disabilities – which was hosted by jointly by Arthur Rogers, Deputy Secretary, Deputy Secretary, NDIS Reform and Director of Housing and Claire Thorn Acting Director, Office for Disability. Professor Rioux, Distinguished Research Professor in the school of Health […]

International Day of People with Disabilities DRPI Social Media Campaign

On 3 December, 2015, the INTERNATIONAL DAY OF PEOPLE WITH DISABILITIES, DRPI celebrates the human rights principles and echoes the countless voices of people with disabilities around the world in calling for dignity, autonomy, non-discrimination, inclusion, and respect for difference. Throughout the day we will be posting quotes to our Facebook and Twitter accounts (@DRPI_global).  […]

DRPI holds European regional training on disability rights monitoring: 18 – 22 Nov 2015

DRPI is holding its European regional training for monitoring disability rights of persons with disabilities from 18 – 22 November 2015.  The training brings together 20 participants from 10 countries around the world. DRPI has developed an accessible online platform for monitoring of disability rights with whole capacity building program for monitoring and monitoring tools […]

Advancement of the UN CRPD through the 2030 Agenda No-one Left Behind: Towards Implementation in Latin Americ

Greetings from São Paulo where the International Disability Alliance (IDA), in partnership with the United Nations Partnership to Promote the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (UNPRPD), the São Paulo State Secretariat for the Rights of Persons with Disabilities and UNICEF held a three-­day regional multi­stakeholder conference to discuss the inclusion of persons with disabilities in the 2030 Agenda […]

Avance de la CDPD de la ONU a través de la Agenda 2030 Ni uno se queda atrás: Hacia la Implementación en América-Latina

Bienvenidos a San Pablo donde International Disability Alliance (IDA), en colaboración con el consorcio de Naciones Unidas (UNPRPD) para promover los derechos de las personas con discapacidad, la Secretaría del Estado de San Pablo sobre los derechos de las personas con discapacidad y UNICEF llevaron a cabo una conferencia por tres días, encuentro regional de múltiples […]

New Book Launched: Disability, Rights Monitoring, and Social Change

Disability, Rights Monitoring, and Social Change Building Power out of Evidence Edited by Marcia H. Rioux, Paula C. Pinto, Gillian Parekh Overview The 2006 United Nations Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities has provided a significant catalyst and a legal mandate for disability rights monitoring, and discussions on disability rights are breaking new […]

DRPI Co-Director to attend UNDESA Expert Meeting – Social Development and Agenda 2030

DRPI Co-Director Marcia Rioux will attend and present at the upcoming UNDESA expert group meeting: The Division for Social Policy and Development (DSPD) of UNDESA will organize an expert group meeting on “Social development and Agenda 2030” to position the Division for better supporting Member States in the implementation of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development. The […]

York University launches new Postdoctoral Fellowship program

The Faculty of Graduate Studies at York University has launched a new program aimed at supporting advanced research through funded, one-year postdoctoral research positions. Open to both Canadian and international students, the York Postdoctoral Fellowship Program (YPDF) supports research excellence in all disciplines. In the first phase of the program, 10 fellowships will be awarded […]