Disability Rights Materials Online

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  • Global Disability Rights Now! is a comprehensive resource center led by a coalition of organizations funded by the U.S. Department of State that provides information, tools, and best practices to implement and enforce laws and policies to protect the rights of people with disabilities. Content is available in English, Armenian, Spanish, and Vietnamese.
  • DREDF’s International Disability Rights Law and Policy Clearinghouse provides a web-based resource for the global exchange of anti-discrimination laws, policies, regulations, case law, and standards and strategies for active enforcement of national and local laws, including disability rights laws from Afghanistan to Zimbabwe.
  • Disability Rights Promotion International (DRPI) is a Canada-based organization that focuses on monitoring disability rights and provided on the ground train-the-trainer for monitoring. Now, the training is available online. DRPI Hub is an e-learning platform that includes seven modules for monitoring disability rights. Each module takes approximately one hour to complete. It’s available in seven languages including English and Spanish.
  • CBM International offers content on disability rights, poverty, and disability inclusion in international development projects.
  • International Labour Organization has published many reports and publications related to employment for people with disabilities around the world.
  • Handicap International has offices in eight countries, each of which has its own website, all linked via the main page. Several of these websites have various publications and other resources disability rights. The websites are usually in the primary language of the country in which each office is located. If that primary language is not English, then sometimes English is still provided for some of the materials available at the website. Other languages available at one or more of Handicap International’s websites include French, German, and Dutch. Handicap International’s headquarters office is in France and its other offices are in the United States, Canada, Belgium, Germany, Luxembourg, Switzerland, and the United Kingdom.
  • AskSource, which has an extensive collection of content on the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (CRPD) and other topics related to disability inclusion in society, is an online resource center coordinated by Handicap International.
  • Disability Rights International has issued reports and publications documenting abuse against institutionalized children and adults with disabilities around the world. Some of their content is only available in English, but some of their materials have been translated into various European languages, including Spanish.
  • Global Disability Rights Library offers 12 different information “portals” with content organized around themes of interest to disability rights advocates, government, and other stakeholders around the world. Some of the content at this link is available in Spanish and other languages.
  • United Nations Enable provides fact sheets with information about the situation of people with disabilities around the world, the full text of the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities in many languages, and back issues of the UN Enable newsletter.
  • World Bank – Disability provides current data, research, and publications about the situation of people with disabilities around the world. It also provides information about The World Bank’s various projects and activities involving people with disabilities in developing countries.
  • Making it Work, coordinated by Handicap International, provides good practice examples of disability inclusive projects around the world. These include examples of projects that promote economic inclusion for people with disabilities, disabled people’s organizations influencing legislation to improve accessibility, improving access to mainstream education, and including people in vocational training programs.
  • The Zero Project offers a range of resources useful to disability rights advocates and governments such as a map showing progress toward implementation of the Convention on the Rights of Persons around the world and from year to year, innovative practices, and innovative policies.
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