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 […]

Congratulations Ashrafun Nahar for winning the Her Abilities Award, 2018

Congratulations Ashrafun Nahar for winning the Her Abilities Award, 2018. Ashrafun “Misti” Nahar is the founder of the Women with Disabilities Development Foundation (WDDF) in Bangladesh, as well as a member of international organizations Asia Pacific Women with Disabilities United (APWWDU) and the Association for Women’s Rights in Development (AWID).Ashrafun has developed and been part […]

Press Release

PRESS RELEASE ABOUT THE NATIONAL COALITION’S FIRST CONSULTATION Several Disabled Persons’ Organizations and Persons with Disabilities have come together as a national coalition towards highlighting the Government response towards the rights of persons with disabilities in India. The coalition will hold its first deliberation at Hotel Lemon Tree on Thursday and Friday (13th and 14th […]

DRPI Training at Yukon Human Rights Commission

On November 21st, the Yukon Human Rights Commission (YHRC) will offer a free DRPI training followed by a free disability rights symposium. Speakers include Susan Hardie, executive director of the Canadian Centre on Disability Studies (CCDS) and Marcia Rioux, director of Disability Rights Promotion International (DRPI). YHRC is committed to raising awareness on inclusion and […]

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 […]