Negotiating Capacity.

Negotiating capacity, legally constructed entitlement and protection written by Marcia Rioux , Joan Gilmour and Natalia Angel-Cabo,  explores international treaties and guarantees of rights that affect the exercise of legal capacity. It addresses a number of critical areas at the intersection of legal capacity and individuals with multiple and complex needs. In particular, it focuses […]

2019 International Womens Day

On March 8th 2019, DRPI joins organizations around the world to celebrate International Women’s Day to recognize the achievements and accomplishments of women around the world who challenge the status quo and continue to fight for human rights, social justice, and gender equality.  This year’s theme #BalanceforBetter calls for improving the balance to better the world 

New DRPI Report: Rights of people with intellectual disabilities in Serbia

We are happy to announce the publication of the new new monitoring report on rights of people with intellectual disabilities in the Republic of Serbia. The report was produced within the framework of the project “Self-advocacy for fundamental rights of persons with disabilities in Serbia”. This two-year project was run by the Association for Promotion […]

DRPI AWARE Once Again Featured on Handi-Link Radio Show

We are happy to share with you set of interviews featured on Handi-Link.  Sreedhar Ganta discusses the AWARE project with radio host Cam Wells. Handi-Link is a program on CJAM Radio that explores disability issues. Click on the play button below to play the interview.   Click Here to download the Sreedhar Ganta Interview file Click […]

AWARE Project Featured on Handi-Link Radio Show

We are happy to share with you an interview featured on Handi-Link about the AWARE project.  Monica Ackermann and Sreehar Ganta discuss the AWARE project and the recent Employer Awards event held in India with the show’s host, Cam Wells. Handi-Link is a radio program on CJAM Radio that explores disability issues. Click on the play button […]

Book Review: Disability, Rights Monitoring and Social Change: Building Power out of Evidence

We’re excited to share a review of the recently released book edited by Marcia Rioux, Paula C Pinto, and Gillian Parekh entitled Disability, Rights Monitoring and Social Change: Building Power out of Evidence in the journal Disability and the Global South.  The review can be found in the journal, Disability and the Global South (Click here to […]

Remembering Bengt Lindqvist (1936 – 2016)

“A sociologist, Robert A. Scott, wrote a book with the title, The Making of Blind Men, where he showed how people with disabilities, like no other group in society, are in the hands of experts, of doctors, nurses, social workers, teachers and also by their family and relatives … When awareness grew about this phenomenon, […]

Buenos Aires: DRPI Latin America Regional Online Platform Training

Feb 13 – 16 2016 marked the Latin America regional training on disability rights.  With more than 20 participants representing around 10 countries, we at DRPI are ver pleased to have again the opportunity to meet with DPOs and leaders to learn more about disability rights but above all to keep empowering persons with disabilities […]