Dec 3 – International Day of Persons with Disabilities

 “Building Back Better: toward a disability-inclusive, accessible and sustainable post COVID-19 World.” Dec 3, 2020 is the International Day of Persons with Disabilities. This year, the day will be commemorated throughout the week of Nov. 30 – Dec. 4 in conjunction with the 13th session of the Conference of States Parties to the Convention on the […]

International Women’s Day 2020

March 8th, 2020 is International Women’s Day, an international day to celebrate the achievements of women and girls around the world.  This year’s theme, I am Generation Equality: Realizing Women’s Rights, is supported by the United Nation’s Women’s new multigenerational campaign, Generation Equality. While we celebrate the achievements of so many, disabled women and girls continue to be […]

Dec 3 – International Day of Persons with Disabilities

Disability Rights Promotion International Celebrates Dec 3, International Day of Persons with Disabilities. December 3, 2019, is the International Day of Disabled Persons. Proclaimed in 1992 by the United Nations General Assembly, this universal observance promotes the rights of disabled persons in all spheres of society and development.  This year’s theme for Dec 3, 2019, […]

Negotiating Capacity.

Negotiating capacity, legally constructed entitlement and protection written by Marcia Rioux , Joan Gilmour and Natalia Angel-Cabo,  explores international treaties and guarantees of rights that affect the exercise of legal capacity. It addresses a number of critical areas at the intersection of legal capacity and individuals with multiple and complex needs. In particular, it focuses […]

2019 International Womens Day

On March 8th 2019, DRPI joins organizations around the world to celebrate International Women’s Day to recognize the achievements and accomplishments of women around the world who challenge the status quo and continue to fight for human rights, social justice, and gender equality.  This year’s theme #BalanceforBetter calls for improving the balance to better the world 

Ontario Human Rights Commission Updates Policy on Education of Students with Disabilities

After 14 years, the Ontario Human Rights Commission (OHRC) has updated its education policy on accessible and inclusive education. The OHRC says that disability continues to be one of the most common grounds of discrimination brought before the human rights tribunal and includes many cases that involve access to education and the inclusion of students […]