BPKS hosts DPI’s World Council Meeting: 28 – 30 June 2015

DRPI-AWARE Bangladesh partner BPKS to host Disabled People’s International World Council Meeting from 28 to 30 June, 2015. The meeting will be held at BPKS Complex.  International leaders of DPI will gather from around the world to meet at the BPKS complex. Some Bangladeshi leaders with disabilities will also welcome the DPI world Leaders.

Disaster plus disabilities: How four tourism stakeholders create positivity in Nepal

The International Coalition of Tourism Partners (ICTP,) together with eTurboNews (eTN), Radisson Hotel Kathmandu, Four Seasons Travel, and a Nepalese student group called Passion to Travel, is putting a smile on happy faces of disabled tourists visiting the Kathmandu Valley and interacting with their local hosts, stakeholders, and Nepal hospitality and tourism industry students. It’s […]

10 June – DRPI Side Event at 8th UN Conference of States Parties to the CRPD

Monitoring Our Rights: A Tool for Evidence-based Participatory Policy-making Date: 10 June 2015 Time: 11:45am – 1:00pm Venue: Conf. Room 12, United Nations Headquarters, NYC Organizers: Disability Rights Promotion International (DRPI) Co-sponsors: York University, Toronto, Canada Monitoring our rights: a tool for evidence-based participatory policy-making, will focus on Disability Rights Promotion International’s participatory methodology for […]

8th Conference of States Parties to the CRPD, 9-11 June 2015

Quick links: Draft Programme Documents (CRPD PaperSmart Portal) List of side-events  Civil Society Participation (Monday, 8 June: Civil Society Global Forum programme) Participation of National Human Rights Institutions (NHRIs) Media participation Accessibility (Accessibility Centre at UNHQ and Accessibility Resources) The Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities was adopted by the General Assembly by […]

Africa Regional Officer Dagnachew Wakene receives Mandela Washington Fellowship

DRPI’s Africa Regional Officer Dagnachew Wakene has received the prestigious Mandela Washington Fellowship for Young African Leaders. The Mandela Washington Fellowship is the flagship program of the President’s Young African Leaders Initiative (YALI) and embodies President Obama’s commitment to invest in the future of Africa.   The first class of Mandela Washington Fellows arrived in June […]

DRPI to Host Side Event at 8th UN Conference of States Parties to the CRPD

Monitoring Our Rights: A Tool for Evidence-based Participatory Policy-making Date: 10 June 2015 Time: 11:45am – 1:00pm Venue: Conf. Room 12, United Nations Headquarters, NYC Organizers: Disability Rights Promotion International (DRPI) Co-sponsors: York University, Toronto, Canada Monitoring our rights: a tool for evidence-based participatory policy-making, will focus on Disability Rights Promotion International’s participatory methodology for […]

Expression of Solidarity with NFDN, Nepali people with disabilities and all those affected by the recent earthquakes

Disability Rights Promotion International expresses its solidarity with our partner, the National Federation for the Disabled (NFDN), as well as all Nepali people, including and in particular people with disabilities and their allies, in the wake of the devastating earthquakes that have recently rocked the country. We have received word from the families of NFDN […]

European Parliament Adopts Resolution on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities

Brussels, 21 May 2015 Yesterday the European Parliament adopted a resolution in which it expresses its strong support to the full implementation of the UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (UN CRPD).  It was adopted with an overwhelming majority among the political parties. The resolution followed a plenary debate of the European […]

DRPI Rights Monitoring Training Seminar in Hammamet, Tunisia

The DRPI Training Seminar in Hammamet, Tunisia is integrated in project DECIDE, promoted by Handicap International, the Collectif pour la Promotion des Droits des Personnes en Situation de Handicap au Maroc, the Organisation Tunisienne de Défense des Droits des Personnes Handicapées and members of several local disabled persons’ organizations in Bejaia, Algeria. This training seminar, […]

Thirty years since the Charter’s equality provisions and LEAF’s founding. Where is equality now?

Women’s rights activists and advocates worked hard during the pre-Charter constitutional negotiations to gain broad equality rights provisions in the 1982 Charter of Rights and Freedoms. When those provisions came into effect on April 17,1985, the Women’s Legal Education and Action Fund opened its doors to ensure that they would be given real meaning by […]