Indonesia to host disability access conference

Gorontalo (ANTARA News) – Indonesia will host the third General Election for Disability Access (AGENDA) South Asia Conference to discuss the political roles and rights of the disabled, revealed a committee members press statement, Thursday. The conference will be held on January 28 to 29, 2015, and aims to seek a solution to the challenges […]

ACPF launches first ever African Report on Children with Disabilities

The overarching aim of ACPF’s The African Report on Children with Disabilities: Promising starts and persisting challenges is to provide description, analysis and synthesis of the situation of children with disabilities across Africa, and to provide concrete recommendations for future policy and programme reform. The report reviews the situation of children with disabilities from a […]

DRPI Congratulates Catalina Devandas

Disability Rights Promotion International (DRPI) congratulate Ms. Catalina Devandas on her appointment as Special Rapporteur on the rights of persons with disabilities by the President of the Human Rights Council on November 6th Ms. Devandas has worked on disability, development and human rights since early 2000. She is a Costa Rican lawyer born with spina […]

UPR Info Releases Assessment

UPR Info has released an overall assessment of the implementation of UPR recommendations at mid-term. The publication “Beyond promises: the impact of the UPR on the ground” presents the results of four years of the Follow-up programme. It is based on 165 Mid-term Implementation Assessments (MIAs) and information provided on more than 11,500 recommendations from […]

DRI Founder Appointed to Georgetown Human Rights Chair

Georgetown University Law Center today announced the appointment of Eric Rosenthal, Disability Rights International’s (DRI) founder and executive director, to the 2015-2016 Robert F. Drinan, S.J. Chair in Human Rights. “This appointment recognizes Eric Rosenthal for his invaluable contributions to international human rights,” said Georgetown Law Dean William M. Treanor.  “We are very pleased that […]

12th Session of the CRPD Opens Sept 15

Geneva, 15 September 2014 – Today the UN Committee on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities opens its 12th session (15 September – 3 October 2014) in which it will review New Zealand, Mexico, Korea, Belgium, Ecuador and Denmark. The Committee on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (CRPD Committee) is the body of independent experts which […]

GAATES Seeking Practices & Policies Relating to DiDRR

The Global Alliance on Accessible Technologies and Environments GAATES in collaboration with the Zero Project is looking for innovative practices and policies that relate to Emergency Preparedness and Disability Inclusive Disaster Risk Reduction (DiDRR). In the Zero Project 2014 Report, which focused on global accessibility, it was noted ‘there are particularly dispiriting results on emergency issues:” These practices and […]

Prostitution Debate in Canada (press release)

July 21, 2013 (Montreal) Since the Supreme Court of Canada ruling in the Bedford case struck down some of Canada’s prostitution laws on December 20, 2013, various assertions have been made in favour of the complete decriminalization of prostitution. As the debate continues on Parliament Hill and across the country, one of these assertions focuses […]