Third Annual European Society for Disability Research Conference

The Third Annual Conference of the European Society for Disability Research was held in Lisbon, Portugal the 3rd – 4th of July 2014 at the Instittuto Superior de Clencias Socials e Politicas Polo Universitario da Ajuda. The conference, which focused on “Exploring Disability: Epistemologies, Policies and Politics,” was organized by Paula Pinto, Research Associate at DRPI. The […]

Dr. Marcia Rioux Nominated to the Order of Canada

Congratulations to Dr. Marcia Rioux, co-founder and co-director of Disability Rights Promotion International (DRPI) on her nomination to the Order of Canada, one of Canada’s highest civilian honours. “For her scholarship in the field of social justice and for her advancement of the rights of persons with disabilities.” The Order of Canada was established in 1967, […]

New Report on Disability Rights in Honduras

The National Federation of Persons’ Organisms with Disability of Honduras (FENOPDIH), in cooperation, with the Disability Rights Promotion International (DRPI), York University and The Latin-American Network of Persons’ Not governmental Organizations with Disability and their Family (RIADIS), takes pleasure in presenting their report: Monitoring of Human Rights of Persons With Disabilities: A Comprehensive Analysis of Compliance […]

New DRPI Project: Multi-Sector Employment Strategy for Women and Men with Disabilities

A new DRPI project will focus on increasing the productivity of women and men with disabilities and encouraging employers to make workplaces more accessible. The project has strong support from grassroots organizations in Bangladesh, India and Nepal. The new CIDA-funded project will target three sectors in these countries – the food processing industry, the hospitality […]