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Organizational partners and representatives

Algeria

 

AWARE project

Kuhu Das – Subhi Association for Women with Disabilities
Normand Boucher – Laval University
Annie Bunting – York University
Rachel Gorman – York University
Cameron Graham – York University
Thomas Klassen – York University
Emile Tompa – Institute for work and health, Centre for Research on Work Disability Policy
Pavan Kumar – Swadhikaar Centre for Disabilities Inforamation, Research and Resource Development
Shudarson Subedi – National Federation of the Disabled Nepal
Abdus Sattar DulalBangladesh Prodibandi Kallyan Somity (BPKS)

Bosnia

Nataša Maroš – MyRight, Project coordinator
Binasa Goralija – My Right
Lejla Somun-Krupalija – Rapporteur
Fikret Zuko – Blind Association of Sarajevo Canton
Suvad Zahirović – Information Centre for Persons with Disabilities “Lotos”
Zoran Dobraš – Coordinating Council of DPOs of the Republika Srpska
Adisa Pamuk – DPO Coalition of Sarajevo
Jasminko Bijelić – DPO Coalition of Tuzla
Jasna Rebac – DPO Coalition of Mostar
Jelena Mišić – DPO Coalition of Doboj
Milorad Jović  – DPO Coalition of Bijeljina
Amira Krehić – BiH Ombudsman’s Office
Muhamed Braco Džemidžić – Helsinki Committee for Human Rights in BiH
Srđan Dizdarević – Helsinki Committee for Human Rights in BiH

Colombia

Salam Gomez – Fundamental Colombia
Natalia Angel Cabo – Andes University
Ana Fisher – Riadis
Ximena Serpa – Riadis
Alirio Hernández – National Lawyers Organization
Rodrigo Fredes – Latinamerican network of psychosocial disability

Expanding the Circle

Sandi Bell – Human Rights Commissioner
Yvonne Bohr – LaMarsh Centre for Child and Youth Research
Sandra Carpenter – Centre for Independent Living Toronto
Larry Frost – Native Canadian Centre of Toronto
Harvey GoldbergCanadian Human Rights Commission
Rebecca Gowan – Canadian Human Rights Commission
Skip Gryschuk – Grand Council Treaty #3
Archie Indoe – Historic Saugeen Metis
Pat McArthur – Historic Saugeen Metis
Cindy Zarkycki – Historic Saugeen Metis
Patricia Lamotte – OPHQ
Don Shakel – Manitoba First Nations Education Resource Centre
Steve Teekens – Nameres–Native Men’s Residence
Sandra Carpenter – Centre for Independent Living Toronto
Douglas Durst – University of Regina
Cyndy Baskin – Ryerson University, School of Social Work
Celia Haig-Brown – York University
Nancy Davis Halifax – York University
Jon Johnson – York University
David McNab – York University
Debbie Lipscome – Grand Council Treaty #3

Honduras

Daisy Xiomara de la CruzFederación Nacional de Organismos de Personas con Discapacidad de Honduras (FENOPDIH)
Edil Bautista Funes MoradelFederación Nacional de Organismos de Personas con Discapacidad de Honduras (FENOPDIH)
Enrique Norambuena – Riadis

Moldova

Igor Meriacre – Association Motivation
Elena Ratoi – Association Motivation
Ana Zincov – Association for support for children with physical disabilities
Valentina Pavlov – Association Motivation
Ecaterina Surdu – Association Motivation
Tatiana Seredenco – Associatino „AZI“

Nepal

Birendra Raj Pokharel – Federation of the Disabled-Nepal (NFDN)
Ashrafun Nahar Misti – Bangladesh Protibandhi kallyan Somity (BPKS)
Channtey Heng – The Cambodain Disabled Peoples’ Organization (CDPO)

New Zealand

Rachel Noble – Disabled Persons Assembly
Petra Butler – Victoria University of Wellington

Portugal

 

Serbia

Goran Lončar – Centre for Society Orientation (COD)
Sonja dr Vasić
Aleksandra Panović – South-Backa District Association of Muscular Dystrophy
Gorjana Gordić – Association Talos
Radovan Radulović – Association Will for Life
Iva Danilović – Belgrade Center for Human Rights
Ana Pavlović – National Association of Blind

Serbia – Accessible Elections

Iva Danilović – Belgrade Center for Human Rights
Desanka Žižić – Association of Serbian Sign Language Interpreters
Biljana Janjić – Mental Disability Rights Initiative – Serbia
Jelena Avramović – NDI
Vesna Nestorović – Association White Cane
Vidan Danković – Accessibility Audit Association
Radovan Radulović – Association Will for Life
Mihailo Gordić – Belgrade’s organization of Deaf
Ana Pavlović – National Blind Association

South Africa

The South African Disability Alliance (SADA): A Consortium of 12 DPOs
Mr. Jace Nair, Project Leader - South African National Council for the Blind
Bonglwe Malope – Country Coordinator (2010-2013)
Sipho Nkosi – Country Coordinator (2013-2014)
Helene Combrinck – Centre for Disability Law and Policy (CDLP), University of the Western Cape
Harry Swart – National Council for Persons with Physical Disabilities in South Africa (NCPPDDSA)
Jabu Dikgale – Downs Syndrome South Africa
Surprise Makgope – Department of Women, Children and PWDs

Vietnam

Dr. Xuan Thuy Nguyen –  Mount Saint Vincent and York University, Canada; Dr. Claudia Mitchell – McGill University
Dr. Naydene de Lange –  Nelson Mandela Metropolitan University, South Africa,
Ms. Nguyen Thi Lan Anh – Action to Community Development Center, Viet Nam

Yukon

 

Organizational partners and representatives (Phase Two)

Monitoring Individual Experiences

Australia

  • Maryanne Diamond, Australian Federation of Disability Organizations (AFDO)
  • Jan Ashford, Communication Rights Australia (CAUS)

Bolivia

  • Jaime Estivariz, Bolivian Confederation of Persons with Disabilities (COBOPDI)
  • Teclo Gonzalez, Departmental Federation of Persons with Disabilities (La Paz) (FEDEPDI)
  • Carlos Cortez, Crucena Federation of Persons with Disabilities (FECRUPDI)
  • Maria-Andrea Echazu, Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR)

Cameroon

  • Elly Macha, African Union of the Blind (AFUB)
  • Paul Tezanou, Cameroon National Association of the Blind (ANAC)
  • Mana Boungani, Cameroon National Association of Disabled Women
  • Alphonse Ntep, Cameroon National Association of the Deaf
  • Georgette Nlang, Cameroon National Association of Lepers
  • Simone Tezon, Cameroon National Association of the Physically Disabled
  • Eva Etongue, Cameroon National Commission on Human Rights and Freedoms (NCHRF)
  • Erik Staaf, Swedish Association of the Visually Impaired (SRF)

Canada

  • John Rae, Alliance for Equality of Blind Canadians (AEBC)
  • Alex Neve, Amnesty International Canada
  • Tracy Walters, Canadian Association of Independent Living Centres (CAILC)
  • Sandra Carpenter, Centre for Independent Living – Toronto (CILT)
  • Normand Boucher, Centre for Interdisciplinary Research in Rehabilitation & Social Integration (CIRRIS), University of Laval
  • Laurie Beachell, Council of Canadians with Disabilities (CCD)
  • Steven Estey, Disabled Peoples International (DPI)
  • Barbara Anello, DisAbled Women’s Network – Ontario (DAWN)
  • Ian Hamilton, Equitas
  • Jason Mitschele, National Educational Association of Disabled Students (NEADS)
  • Isabel Killoran, York University

Croatia

  • Danko Buturac, Croatian Association of the Blind (CAB) Croatian
  • Branko Bizjak, Associations of Persons with Disabilities (SOIH)
  • Mirjana Dobranovic, Croatian Union of Physically Disabled Persons Association (CUPDA)
  • Ljiljana Igric, University of Zagreb
  • Lelia Kiš-Glavaš, University of Zagreb

India (Andhra Pradesh)

  • Bilal Nazki, Andhra Pradesh State Legal Services Authority
  • N. Beena, Asmita Resource Centre for Women
  • Ranbir Singh, Centre for Culture, Law and Society (C-CLS), NALSAR University of Law
  • Kalpana Kannabiran, Centre for Culture, Law and Society (C-CLS), NALSAR University of Law
  • Manisha Agarwal, Communication Resource Centre (Hyderabad)
  • M. Rajendra, Leonard Cheshire International – South Asia Programme
  • T.C. Sivakumar, National Institute for the Mentally Handicapped (NIMH)
  • Govinda Rao, Swadhikaar Centre for Disabilities Information, Research & Resource Development
  • M. Pavan Kumar, Swadhikaar Centre for Disabilities Information, Research & Resource Development

Kenya

  • Elly Macha, African Union of the Blind (AFUB)
  • Monica Mbaru, Kenya Union of the Blind (KUB)
  • Michael Ngunyi, Kenyan Centre for Disability Rights Education and Advocacy (CREAD)
  • Kithure Kindiki, University of Nairobi, Faculty of Law
  • George Otieno Ochich, Moi University, Faculty of Law
  • Erik Staaf, Swedish Association of the Visually Impaired (SRF)

Philippines

  • Pete Manio, Katipunan Ng Maykapansanan sa Pilipinas, Inc (KAMPI)
  • Ihna Figueroa, Katipunan Ng Maykapansanan sa Pilipinas, Inc (KAMPI)
  • Venus Ilagan, Katipunan Ng Maykapansanan sa Pilipinas, Inc (KAMPI)
  • Dennis Ilagan, Cerebral Palsied Association of the Philippines
  • Emmanuel Galang, Philippine Federation of the Deaf
  • Pedro Caong, Philippines Blind Union
  • Flory Valdez, World Network of Users and Survivors of Psychiatry (members of soon-to-be-established Filipino affiliate)

Sweden

  • Maryanne Rönnersten, Swedish Disability Federation (HSO)
  • Annika Åkerberg, Swedish Disability Federation (HSO)

Monitoring Systems (Laws, Policies, Programs)

Dataset Monitoring

  • Cameron Crawford, Canadian Association for Community Living (CALC)
  • Patrick Fougeyrollas, Centre for Interdisciplinary Research in Rehabilitation and Social Integration (CIRRIS)
  • John Rietschlin, Office for Disability Issues – Government of Canada
  • Susan Stobert, Statistics Canada – Government of Canada

Legal Education and Research

  • LeeAnn Basser, LaTrobe University
  • Kalpana Kannibiran, NALSAR University of Law (Hyderabad, India)
  • Arlene Kanter, Syracuse University (Syracuse, USA)
  • S. Weir, University of Essex (Colchester, UK)
  • Angela Laycock, University of Greenwich (London, England)
  • Selina Goulbourne, University of Greenwich (London, England)
  • Anna Lawson, University of Leeds (Leeds, England)
  • Kithure Kindiki, University of Nairobi (Nairobi, Kenya)
  • Oleksandra Baglay, Osgoode Hall Law School, York University (Toronto, Canada)
  • Joan Gilmore, Osgoode Hall Law School, York University (Toronto, Canada)
  • Roxanne Mykitiuk, Osgoode Hall Law School, York University (Toronto, Canada)
  • Lora Patton, Osgoode Hall Law School, York University (Toronto, Canada)

National Human Rights Institutions

  • Kieren Fitzpatrick, Asia-Pacific Forum of National Human Rights Institutions (Sydney, Australia)
  • Christian Courtis, International Commission of Jurists (ICJ) (Geneva)

Strategic Litigation

  • Andrea Coomber, Interights (London, England)
  • Fiona Given, Interights (London, England)
  • Christian Courtis, International Commission of Jurists (ICJ)

Systemic Monitoring Template

  • Ivana Petricone, ARCH – Legal Resource Centre for People with Disabilities (Toronto, Canada)
  • Ian Fine, Canadian Human Rights Commission (CHRC)
  • Normand Boucher, Centre for Interdisciplinary Research in Rehabilitation and Social Integration (CIRRIS)
  • LeeAnn Basser, LaTrobe University (Bundoora, Australia)
  • Kalpana Kannibiran, NALSAR University of Law (Hyderabad, India)
  • Eric Meunier, Office des personnes handicapées du Québec – Government of Quebec, Canada
  • Vangelis Nikias, Office for Disability Issues – Government of Canada
  • Anna Bruce, Raoul Wallenberg Institute of Human Rights and Humanitarian Law, University of Lund (Lund, Sweden)
  • R. Watts, RMIT University (Melbourne, Australia)
  • Michael Salvaris, RMIT University (Melbourne, Australia)
  • Simon Walker, United Nations, Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR) (Geneva, Switzerland)
  • Adrianna Zarralaqui, United Nations, Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR) (Geneva, Switzerland)
  • Kithure Kindiki, University of Nairobi (Nairobi, Kenya)
  • Michael Prince, University of Victoria (Victoria, Canada)
  • Roxanne Mykitiuk, York University (Toronto, Canada)

Monitoring Societal Attitudes

Canada

Panel of Experts

  • Sheyfali Saujani, Canadian Broadcasting Corporation (Toronto, Canada)
  • Ing Wong Ward, Canadian Broadcasting Corporation (Toronto, Canada)
  • Steve Trumper, Ryerson University (Toronto, Canada)
  • Daniel Drache, York University (Toronto, Canada)
  • Geoffrey Reaume, York University (Toronto, Canada)

Researchers

  • Raymond Cohen, Canadian Abilities Foundation (CAF)
  • Andrew Laing, Cormex Research

International

Panel of Experts

  • Ezra Zubrow, State University of New York at Buffalo (Buffalo, USA)
  • Joseph Woelfel, State University of New York at Buffalo (Buffalo, USA)
  • Karin Ljuslinder, Umeå University (Umeå, Sweden)
  • Marcia Rioux, York University (Toronto, Canada)

Researchers

  • Catalina Devandez, Disability Rights Activist
  • Anna Bergholtz, Journalist and Disability Rights Activist (Sweden)
  • Patrick Watson, Journalist (Toronto, Canada)
  • Michael Ngunyi, Kenyan Centre for Disability Rights Education and Advocacy (CREAD) (Nairobi, Kenya)
  • Beth Haller, Towson University (Baltimore, USA)
  • Vinod Pavarala, University of Hyderabad (Hyderabad, India)