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    How Can You Help Persons with Disabilities Assert Their Rights?

    NEW YORK, USA: More than one billion people, or 15 per cent of the world’s entire population, live with some kind of disability. Despite forming such a large part of our societies, people with disabilities continue to face discrimination, barriers to inclusion and even denial of their basic human rights. In 2006, the world’s countries… Continue Reading »

    UN Committee on the Rights of the Child – Call for Comments by Sunday July 1st, 2018

    GENEVA, SWITZERLAND: The Committee on the Rights of the Child will hold a Day of General Discussion (DGD): “Protecting and empowering children as human rights defenders”, on September 28, 2018.   To input substantive conversations, the Committee is calling for written contributions by those interested, in line with the specific objectives of the DGD and the Guiding questions… Continue Reading »

    Individual Social Responsibility to Create Inclusive World for Persons with Disabilities

    NEW YORK, USA: For those in New York for the Conference of States Parties to the CRPD, you are welcome to attend a COSP11 side event: ‘Individual Social Responsibility to Create Inclusive World for Persons with Disabilities’ On Thursday, 14th June, 2018 from 3:00-4:15 PM in CR ‘C’ at UNHQ Speakers: Mr. Pranav Desai – Founder… Continue Reading »

    Leave No One behind – How to Include People with Intellectual Disability

    NEW YORK, USA: For those in New York for the Conference of States Parties to the CRPD, you are welcome to attend a COSP11 side event ‘Leave No One behind – How to Include People with Intellectual Disability’ On 14 June 2018 at 8:15-9:30 AM in CR12 at UNHQ People with intellectual disability are often the… Continue Reading »

    Addressing Intersections Of Gender And Disability: Voices Of Women With Disabilities From The Global South

    NEW YORK, USA: Those attending CoSP are also invited to attend a side event organized by the Disability Rights Fund and Humanity and Inclusion/Making It Work gender and disability project to learn how women with disabilities in the global south are addressing intersectional forms of discrimination and promoting change in their communities with support from the African Disability Forum,… Continue Reading »

    Disability Data: Exploring the use of the Washington Group Questions in Programmatic, Humanitarian and Development Settings

    NEW YORK, USA: For those in New York for the Conference of States Parties to the CRPD, you are welcome to attend a COSP11 side event: ‘Disability Data: Exploring the use of the Washington Group Questions in Programmatic, Humanitarian and Development Settings’ It will take place Thursday 14 June, 2018 from 12.30 – 14.30 at 10th Floor, UN Church Center, 777… Continue Reading »

    Adolescence, Disability and Gender Inequalities: Understanding the Policy Implications of New Research Findings for LMICs

    NEW YORK, USA: For those in New York for the Conference of States Parties to the CRPD, you are welcome to attend a COSP11 side event to discuss new research on adolescence, disability and gender inequalities and the policy implications; hosted by Gage Consortium and Leonard Cheshire. ‘Adolescence, Disability and Gender Inequalities: Understanding the Policy Implications of New… Continue Reading »

    The Global Action on Disability (GLAD) Network: Article 32 in Practice

    NEW YORK, USA: For those in New York for the Conference of States Parties to the CRPD, you are welcome to attend a COSP11 side event:  “The Global Action on Disability (GLAD) Network: Article 32 in Practice” On Thursday 14 June 2018 at 1.15 pm in Room CR4, Un Headquarters, New York. This annual side-event on the GLAD… Continue Reading »

    Results of CRPD Committee Elections at the 11th CoSP

    NEW YORK, USA: On Tuesday, 12 June 2018, the elections for 9 seats for the CRPD Committee took place on the first day of the 11th Conference of States Parties to the CRPD.   IDA congratulates the re-elected and newly elected candidates, whose term will term will begin in 2019: Ms Rosemary Kayess (Australia) Ms Gertrude… Continue Reading »