Colombia Report Launch

Today marked the launch of the latest DRPI report from Colombia, Human Rights Monitoring in Persons with Disabilities, with an Emphasis on Psychosocial Disability in Colombia: A Comprehensive Analysis.  The report was produced by DRPI’s Latin America office in partnership with Fundamental Colombia, a Bogota-based non-governmental, national organization dedicated to promoting the well-being of persons with […]

Africa Regional Officer Presents at Polio Conference

DRPI’s Africa Regional Officer, Dagnachew Wakene, presented at the 2nd European Polio Conference, organized by the University of Amsterdam. The event was attended by nearly 400 participants from all corners of the world, including researchers, practitioners and, most importantly, polio survivors themselves and their international networks such as the Polio Survivors’ Network (PSN), European Polio […]

Workshop in Hyderabad on Right to Work

More than 30 people with various disabilities from India, Nepal and Bangladesh joined together in Hyderabad, India to participate in a workshop on the right to work. During day one participants learned about the un/underemployment of people with disabilities across the region. Participants engaged in discussions about the concepts and principle of human rights. Chief […]

DRPI Advocates for Disability in HIV Responses

DRPI’s representative has participated at International AIDS Conference with the goal to advocate for mainstreaming disability into global and national HIV responses. DRPI has co-facilitated a workshop within the Conference programme, titled “National responses to HIV can and must include disability” together with IDDC TG for HIV/Disability. Click here to see the photos on Facebook.

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 […]