Tuesday January 8, 2019 21:22:39

Ensuring Access of Refugees and Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) with Disabilities to Political Life

A woman points at a flip chart paper on a table while another woman write on it. There are two men with physical disabilities behind them watching.

All persons have the right to participate in political life, according to CRPD Article 29. IDPs and refugees with disabilities may encounter additional barriers as a result of their citizenship status and risk being denied a voice in decision-making. ...Read More

Friday August 24, 2018 17:59:58

USICD: White Paper on Stakeholders’ Understanding and Monitoring of CRPD Article 32

Four panelists sit at a table while one speaks using a microphone. The MADIJAL logo is posted on the wall behind

State governments and civil society can play an important role in holding bilateral and multilateral international development agencies accountable for disability inclusion in their projects ...Read More

Tuesday June 5, 2018 23:29:53

Building Disability Rights through Inclusive Constitutions

A man wearing professional clothing speaks into a microphone. He is surrounded by several other men sitting in the room to the side and behind him.

Inclusive constitutions provide the basis for DPOs to advocate for the implementation and enforcement of their rights. The process of writing the constitution is a valuable opportunity for DPOs to engage their government on disability rights ...Read More

Monday April 9, 2018 22:40:58

Homes, Not Institutions for Children with Disabilities

A diverse group of people, some with and some without disabilities, pose for a photo in front of the front of a school. A sign above the entrance reads Bethesda Elementary School.

Disabled children should live at home with a family--not in an institution ...Read More

Monday March 26, 2018 18:08:10

Women Enabled International accountABILITY Toolkit

This cover shows a picture of the outside of the United Nations building with two long rows of flags from different countries. A purple silhouette shows the shape of three women approaching the building, one using a single crutch and one in a wheelchair interacting with a woman walking without aids.

How women with disabilities and organizations working on their behalf can use United Nations human rights mechanisms to hold governments accountable for protecting the human rights of women and girls with disabilities ...Read More

Friday March 16, 2018 19:20:56

Universal Design as Access to Justice

A spiral ramp with a gentle incline winds around in a vertical slope inside of a building.

Environments that limit access to transportation, education, housing, and jobs contribute to marginalization and exclusion and perpetuate the high rates of poverty and exclusion that people with disabilities experience ...Read More

Monday March 12, 2018 23:20:02

Setting up a Legal Clinic for People with Disabilities

A group of people, some with and some without disabilities, sit around a large conference table. A sign on the wall reads in Spanish "Department of Justice and Human Rights."

Setting up a legal clinic can help get legal advice to many more individuals with disabilities ...Read More

Wednesday February 14, 2018 17:42:27

Increasing Access to Justice for People with Disabilities

A group of people, some with and some without disabilities, sit at a table in a conference room listening to an unpictured speaker. They are all wearing business clothing.

How is access to justice related to achieving civil rights for people with disabilities? How can access to justice be improved for people with disabilities? ...Read More

Monday November 27, 2017 23:32:38

Developing a Certification Process for Sign Language Interpreters

A Vietnamese man stands at a conference table speaking in Sign Language to someone who is out of the picture. He is surrounded by four seated people, one of whom is taking notes.

In my country, Sign Language interpreters are not certified. However, we are beginning to develop a certification program. What recommendations and U.S. laws do you have for us to consider as we begin this process? ...Read More

Tuesday November 7, 2017 21:45:22

Utilizing Quotas to Increase Political Participation of Persons with Disabilities

A man using a wheelchair and a woman standing next to him look at a flip chart paper on a wall.

Quotas can increase access to political decision-making processes, empowering people with disabilities to be leaders in their communities, but are not supported by all disability rights advocates ...Read More

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