Nepal: DRPI-AWARE – Senior Managers Workshop on Hiring People with Disabilities

On Monday February 16 NFDN in collaboration with DRPI-AWARE facilitated a workshop called CREATING AN INCLUSIVE WORKPLACE: Putting Theory into Practice. Nine senior managers/CEOs participated in a lively discussion of the value, issues and concerns of employment of people with disabilities. Employers represented IT, tourism and hospitality sectors, entrepreneurship, manufacturing and financial industries. The workshop […]

DRPI Co-Director Marcia Rioux awarded OCUFA Status of Women Award of Distinction

On February 3, 2015 OCUFA announced the winners of the 2014 Status of Women Award of Distinction and the Lorimer Award. Among the five winners is DRPI Co-Director Marcia Rioux, Distinguished Research Professor, School of Health Policy and Management, York University, for her foundational and globally recognized work on advancing the rights of women in […]

Treaty 3 Grand Council conducting survey of aboriginal people with disabilities

Preparations are underway for a survey to be conducted in the Treaty 3 area to see if the needs of aboriginal people living with disabilities are being met. This week, a group of representatives from communities across the region have been meeting at the Super 8 Minis Hall to learn interviewing techniques and refining the […]

Expanding the Circle in Kenora

Kenora Community: Expanding the Circle: Aboriginal People with Disabilities Focus on Rights Project promotes rights of First Nation and Aboriginal people with disabilities. This project aims to promote human rights among First Nations and Aboriginal people with disabilities, to share their stories so that the barriers being faced can be better understood and addressed. This […]

DRPI is hiring work placement coordinators: India, Nepal, Bangladesh

There are three immediate openings for part-time positions for Work Placement Coordinators for Disability Rights Promotion International’s Asian Workplace Approach that Respects Equality (AWARE) project.  One position is available in Nepal, one in Bangladesh, and one in India. Please click on the link below to read the detailed job description and learn more information about […]

DRPI Yukon disability rights monitoring training held in Whitehorse

The DRPI Yukon training took place in the context of a week-long disability rights initiative in Whitehorse called Keeping Track of Our Rights – held from December 1st – 5th 2014. The historic one-week event was attended by participants from Yukon as well as over 10 other communities in the Yukon. It was co-sponsored by […]

Second field visit scheduled to Vietnam for Feb 2015

A second field work to Vietnam is scheduled for February, 2015. This will include workshops with women and girls with disabilities and a policy dialogue, entitled “Policy on girls and women with disabilities.” The activity is co-organized by Vietnamese Ministry of Education and Training (MOET), members of the MRGD project, UNICEF, Action to Community Development Center […]

New study released on social participation in Algeria

A national disability strategy must be implemented in Algeria to facilitate the social inclusion of people with disabilities, recommends a recent report recently released in Algeria.  The  study was conducted by the Fédération Algérienne des Personnes Handicapées and Handicap International, in collaboration with DRPI and launched at a research seminar held 13-15 December. Click here […]

DRPI Regional Officer at Human Rights Mechanisms Training in Nairobi

A Capacity Building Training aimed at reducing the underutilization of UN and African Union human rights mechanisms by increasing the scope and quality of submissions from CSOs operating in Africa has taken place in October (14-16th, 2014) in Nairobi, Kenya. The training was jointly organized by the East and Horn of Africa Human Rights Defenders […]

DRPI featured in Swedish magazine OmVärlden

Here is a recent article about disability rights and DRPI published in OmVärlden, a Swedish magazine for readers interested in international and global issues. Över hela världen lever personer med funktionsnedsättning utsatta liv. Många lever i fattigdom, är bortstötta och har små möjligheter att göra egna val. Det berättar Marcia Rioux, professor vid York University i […]