CRPD Training Guide

The Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities Training Guide is meant to be used in developing a training course on the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (CRPD) or the Optional Protocol. The training guide assumes that the person facilitating the training already understands the international human rights system but may or may… Continue reading CRPD Training Guide

Human Rights Instruments for Children with Disabilities

Introduction Children with disabilities face discrimination and accessibility barriers both related to their disability and also related to their age. Many programs meant to benefit children are inaccessible for children with disabilities. Meanwhile, programs meant to benefit people with disabilities may not meet the needs of children with disabilities. Protecting the human rights of children… Continue reading Human Rights Instruments for Children with Disabilities

CRPD Shadow Report Guidance

Resources for Creating Shadow Reports Article 35 of the United Nation’s Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (CRPD) requires that State Parties submit reports on how the rights of people with disabilities are being implemented within their country. States must first report within two years of ratifying the Convention, and then every four… Continue reading CRPD Shadow Report Guidance

Marrakesh Treaty

What is the Marrakesh Treaty? People who are blind or have low vision have ready and equal access to less than 10 percent of all published books. The Marrakesh Treaty, an international copyright treaty that is administered by the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) is meant to change this status quo. The Marrakesh Treaty is… Continue reading Marrakesh Treaty

Enabling Education Network

The Enabling Education Network (EENET) is an information-sharing network focused on inclusive education. The network includes teachers, parents, students, non-governmental organizations, policy-makers, and more. It promotes and shares information and documents, most of it originated in developing countries. They encourage critical thinking, innovation, and conversations within and between countries on inclusion, equity, and rights in… Continue reading Enabling Education Network

Parent Empowerment

Introduction Parent participation in the education of children with disabilities is a core concept of the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA), the U.S. civil rights law that requires schools to meet the educational needs of children with disabilities. IDEA recognizes that family involvement has a profound influence on how children do in school and… Continue reading Parent Empowerment