Rajive Raturi Receives Limca Book of Records Person of the Year Award

DRPI Asia Pacific Regional Officer, Mr. Rajive Raturi is among 15 persons with disabilities to receive the Limca Book of Records Person of the Year 2016 Award from the Limca Book of Records on April 14, 2016. This year’s awards specifically recognize the contributions of persons with disabilities. The awards were presented in an award ceremony at the Habitat […]

Manila: DRPI Asia Pacific Regional Online Platform Training, 7-10 April

DRPI’s Regional Training for DPOs in the Asia Pacific will be held in Manila, The Philippines, from April 7-10, 2016. The training will test the use of DRPI’s online learning platform and tools for disability rights monitoring. We are pleased to offer this training in partnership with the Asian Blind Union and to be hosted […]

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 […]

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  

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 […]

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 […]