International Day of People with Disabilities DRPI Social Media Campaign

On 3 December, 2015, the INTERNATIONAL DAY OF PEOPLE WITH DISABILITIES, DRPI celebrates the human rights principles and echoes the countless voices of people with disabilities around the world in calling for dignity, autonomy, non-discrimination, inclusion, and respect for difference. Throughout the day we will be posting quotes to our Facebook and Twitter accounts (@DRPI_global).  […]

New Book Launched: Disability, Rights Monitoring, and Social Change

Disability, Rights Monitoring, and Social Change Building Power out of Evidence Edited by Marcia H. Rioux, Paula C. Pinto, Gillian Parekh Overview The 2006 United Nations Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities has provided a significant catalyst and a legal mandate for disability rights monitoring, and discussions on disability rights are breaking new […]

York University launches new Postdoctoral Fellowship program

The Faculty of Graduate Studies at York University has launched a new program aimed at supporting advanced research through funded, one-year postdoctoral research positions. Open to both Canadian and international students, the York Postdoctoral Fellowship Program (YPDF) supports research excellence in all disciplines. In the first phase of the program, 10 fellowships will be awarded […]

DRPI Africa Regional Officer Dagnachew Wakene – Presidential Precinct YALI Video Blog

Dagnachew Wakene – Presidential Precinct YALI Video Blog Dagnachew Wakene is a #YALI2015 Fellow from Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. Dag advocates for millions of Africans living with disabilities, working to ensure that everything from urban planning to national legislation is inclusive for people with all levels of mobility. As a person living with disabilities himself, Dag […]

Disability and Intersectionality Conference: York University – 26 September 2015

The Critical Disability Studies Student Association is happy to announce that it will be hosting the 10th annual interdisciplinary graduate student conference on Saturday, 26 September 2015 at York University in Toronto. View the preliminary program.

Persons with Disabilities Dialogues – Survey

Introduction According to the World Health Organization, 15% of the world population lives with a disability[1] including 93 million of children. In the context of emergency, field experience and observations indicate that persons with disabilities are often neglected in the contingency planning, assessment, design and delivery of humanitarian relief. In addition, people with disabilities are rarely […]

Parliament Panel Bats For Setting Up of Disability Rights Tribunal

Batting for a Disability Rights Tribunal, a parliamentary panel has recommended increased penalty for offences against persons with disabilities, and suggested bringing “long term” diseases including diabetes Type-I, kidney failure and blood cancer, besides dwarfism, under the bracket of disabilities. The Standing Committee on Social Justice and Empowerment, which went into the Right of Persons […]