DRPI Latin America Regional Officer to attend Brazil: conference on CRPD implementation

DRPI Latin America Regional Officer Jose Viera will attend this important conference: Advancement of the UN CRPD through the 2030 Agenda: No-one Left Behind: Towards Implementation in Latin America in Sao Paolo, Brazil Oct 22-24, 2015. Details: To coincide with the adoption of the Post-2015 Development Framework in September, the International Disability Alliance—in partnership with […]

Submission on the right of persons with disabilities to participate in decision-making in Serbia

Download the “Submission on the right of persons with disabilities to participate in decision-making processes” (doc) or scroll down to read below. Introduction: Disability Rights Promotion IntSubmission on the right of persons with disabilities to participate in decision-making processesernational Regional Center for Europe ahs completed monitoring study focusing on political participation of PWDs in Serbia […]

DRPI Africa Regional Officer Dagnachew Wakene – Presidential Precinct YALI Video Blog

Dagnachew Wakene – Presidential Precinct YALI Video Blog Dagnachew Wakene is a #YALI2015 Fellow from Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. Dag advocates for millions of Africans living with disabilities, working to ensure that everything from urban planning to national legislation is inclusive for people with all levels of mobility. As a person living with disabilities himself, Dag […]

DRPI Side Event at the UNCRPD Committee held in Geneva

Holistic participatory disability rights monitoring methodology: a pathway towards effective reporting strategies Date: 25 August 2015 Time: 1:15pm – 2:45pm Venue: Room TBD, Palais Wilson, Geneva Organizers: Disability Rights Promotion International (DRPI) Co-sponsors: Swedish International Development Cooperation Agency (SIDA) and York University, Toronto, Canada Subject: Invitation to side-event We are pleased to invite you to […]

10 June – DRPI Side Event at 8th UN Conference of States Parties to the CRPD

Monitoring Our Rights: A Tool for Evidence-based Participatory Policy-making Date: 10 June 2015 Time: 11:45am – 1:00pm Venue: Conf. Room 12, United Nations Headquarters, NYC Organizers: Disability Rights Promotion International (DRPI) Co-sponsors: York University, Toronto, Canada Monitoring our rights: a tool for evidence-based participatory policy-making, will focus on Disability Rights Promotion International’s participatory methodology for […]

Africa Regional Officer Dagnachew Wakene receives Mandela Washington Fellowship

DRPI’s Africa Regional Officer Dagnachew Wakene has received the prestigious Mandela Washington Fellowship for Young African Leaders. The Mandela Washington Fellowship is the flagship program of the President’s Young African Leaders Initiative (YALI) and embodies President Obama’s commitment to invest in the future of Africa.   The first class of Mandela Washington Fellows arrived in June […]

DRPI to Host Side Event at 8th UN Conference of States Parties to the CRPD

Monitoring Our Rights: A Tool for Evidence-based Participatory Policy-making Date: 10 June 2015 Time: 11:45am – 1:00pm Venue: Conf. Room 12, United Nations Headquarters, NYC Organizers: Disability Rights Promotion International (DRPI) Co-sponsors: York University, Toronto, Canada Monitoring our rights: a tool for evidence-based participatory policy-making, will focus on Disability Rights Promotion International’s participatory methodology for […]

Expression of Solidarity with NFDN, Nepali people with disabilities and all those affected by the recent earthquakes

Disability Rights Promotion International expresses its solidarity with our partner, the National Federation for the Disabled (NFDN), as well as all Nepali people, including and in particular people with disabilities and their allies, in the wake of the devastating earthquakes that have recently rocked the country. We have received word from the families of NFDN […]

DRPI Rights Monitoring Training Seminar in Hammamet, Tunisia

The DRPI Training Seminar in Hammamet, Tunisia is integrated in project DECIDE, promoted by Handicap International, the Collectif pour la Promotion des Droits des Personnes en Situation de Handicap au Maroc, the Organisation Tunisienne de Défense des Droits des Personnes Handicapées and members of several local disabled persons’ organizations in Bejaia, Algeria. This training seminar, […]

Ethiopia: Learning Programme on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights, 16 – 17 April 2015

PWESCR (Programme on Women’s Economic, Social and Cultural Rights), in partnership with the Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights – East Africa Regional Office (OHCHR-EARO), Network of Ethiopian Women’s Association (NEWA), Disability Rights Promotion International, The Women’s Support Association (WSA) and Finnish NGO Foundation for Human Rights (KIOS), is organising a two-day Learning […]