New Delhi: The Union Minister for Social Justice and Empowerment, Shri Thaawar Chand Gehlot has said that the Government is committed to the holistic empowerment of persons with disabilities through education, rehabilitation and especially skill development and employment. Shri Gehlot said that the National Action Plan is a partnership between the Ministry of Skill Development […]
When Maria Neboga’s daughter was diagnosed at birth with three debilitating neurological diseases, doctors urged her to commit the paralyzed baby to a state-run institution. “In our country, such children are considered unpromising and hopeless. Since my daughter’s birth, doctors have tried to convince me of that,” Neboga said. The 33-year-old single mother from Osh, […]
Jakarta, 2 February 2015 (Press release) – General Election Network for Disability Access (AGENDA) held its 3rd Regional Dialogue, “Upholding the Political Rights of Person with Disabilities – Enabling Accessible Elections”, on January 28 -29, at JS Luwansa Hotel, in Jakarta. More than 180 participants from 27 countries attended the conference which addressed issues vital to the political […]
The Second Session of the Working Group on the Asian and Pacific Decade of Persons with Disabilities is being organized by ESCAP in cooperation with the Government of India through the Ministry of Social Justice and Empowerment from 2 to 3 March 2015 in New Delhi, India. The Session will be convened in pursuance of […]
ASTANA: The Mazhilis (lower house of Parliament) ratified the UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (CRPD) on Jan. 20 as part of the Kedergisiz Keleshek (Future without Barriers) program which is being spearheaded by the ruling Nur Otan party. President of the Kazakhstan Confederation of Disabled People Zhanat Omarbekova spoke about the […]
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 […]
(New Delhi) – Women and girls with disabilities in India are forced into mental hospitals and institutions, where they face unsanitary conditions, risk physical and sexual violence, and experience involuntary treatment, including electroshock therapy. As one woman put it, they are “treated worse than animals.” In a new report released today, Human Rights Watch found […]
The journal Childhood has published an article titled Inclusion in Vietnam: An intersectionality perspective on girls with disabilities and education. Click here to read the report on the journal’s website.
DRPI congratulates Bangladesh Protibandhi Kallyan Somity – A Disabled Organization for All on receiving recognition from Department of State of United States for its work in the disability field.
The 28th World Habitat Day was held on October 7, 2013 in Bangkok. Since 1986, the first Monday of October has been globally designated for a reflection on the state of our cities and to remind ourselves of the basic right to adequate shelter. And for the first time in history, the majority of the world […]