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 […]

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 […]