Women Enabled International Produces Interactive Map to Identify Women’s Disability Rights Activists Around the Globe

As described on the Women Enabled International website, ” Women Enabled International (WEI) received generous funding from an anonymous donor for a Survey Project to foster a greater understanding of human rights advocacy for the rights of women and girls with disabilities, by disabled women ourselves and within the women’s rights and disability rights movements. Through […]

York University student wins mental-health fight

Navi Dhanota knew she needed some help to score top grades in university but this time, she wasn’t prepared to return to a psychiatrist’s chair to get it. She didn’t think any student should have to disclose their private mental-health diagnosis for the privilege of academic accommodations like getting extra time to hand in an […]

11th Annual CDSSA Conference: Crippin’ Canada

11th Annual CDSSA Conference: Crippin’ Canada April 8th, 2016 York University, Toronto York University’s Critical Disability Studies Student Association (CDSSA) is pleased to announce that our eleventh annual conference will be held on Keele campus on April 8th, 2016. The CDSSA invites graduate students, community researchers, and activists to submit proposals by February 1st 2016. This […]

India: Thousands in March to Parliament on 3 December

Around ten thousand disabled persons from various parts of the country took out a March to Parliament on December 3, 2015, coinciding with World Disability Day. Owing allegiance to the affiliates of the National Platform for the Rights of the Disabled (NPRD), National Federation of the Blind and the National Association of the Blind apart […]

Advancement of the UN CRPD through the 2030 Agenda No-one Left Behind: Towards Implementation in Latin Americ

Greetings from São Paulo where the International Disability Alliance (IDA), in partnership with the United Nations Partnership to Promote the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (UNPRPD), the São Paulo State Secretariat for the Rights of Persons with Disabilities and UNICEF held a three-­day regional multi­stakeholder conference to discuss the inclusion of persons with disabilities in the 2030 Agenda […]

York University launches new Postdoctoral Fellowship program

The Faculty of Graduate Studies at York University has launched a new program aimed at supporting advanced research through funded, one-year postdoctoral research positions. Open to both Canadian and international students, the York Postdoctoral Fellowship Program (YPDF) supports research excellence in all disciplines. In the first phase of the program, 10 fellowships will be awarded […]

GATES Toolkit for Reporting on the CRPD: Key Indicators of Accessibility

This report was prepared by GAATES, with funding provided by “The Delta Centre at the Norwegian Directorate for Children, Youth and Family Affairs”. The objective of the report was to develop a toolkit that identifies key indicators on Universal Design and Accessibility in a national and international context. The toolkit serves to inform States Parties […]

Bangladesh – PEOPLE WITH DISABILITIES : ‘Media should use correct terminology’

Professionals, experts and rights activists on Sunday urged the government to ensure that government and non-government offices and bus stoppages are made accessible to all citizens, including the people with disabilities. From a closing session of a two-day long workshop for journalists on ‘Rights of disabled people and disability terminology’, speakers also urged the media […]

Representatives of IDA and ADD react to adoption of 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development

The rights of persons with disabilities were formally recognised today, as world leaders gathered at the United Nations Summit in New York to officially adopt “Transforming Our World: the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development” (now more popularly known as the ‘Global Goals’). Developed in partnership with representatives of the disability community, the Global Goals emphasise […]

Agenda 2030: SDGs (easy read version)

Agenda 2030: Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) An easy read introduction to the SDGs which will be adopted in September 2015 at the United Nations General Assembly. This easy read version was developed by the International Disability Alliance (IDA) and the International Disability and Development Consortium (IDDC), supported by Australian Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade […]