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Resources on Disability Rights and Policies

Wednesday, December 17th, 2008

Handicap International has released a new CD on “Disability Rights and Policies.” Each of the 8 major sections of this CD offers an extensive range of reference documents and resources, in both English and French, related to the UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (CRPD) and to international development. The CD is […]

Teaching Disability Rights in the Caribbean

Sunday, November 9th, 2008

Disabled Peoples’ International (DPI) North America and the Caribbean (NAC) has released a guide that can be used to educate the general public about disability etiquette and the disability rights movement. The 33-page booklet, entitled Equal Opportunities for All: Respecting the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (PDF format 551 Kb), is targeted at people in […]

Disability Rights Advocacy Workbook

Sunday, October 5th, 2008

How can disability advocates explain to others the difference between the “charity,” “medical,” “social,” and “rights” model of disability? How can communities and allies educate themselves about the challenges faced by people with disabilities in their countries? How can people with disabilities learn about laws in their country that affect their lives? How can advocates […]

CRPD Brochure for People with Intellectual Disabilities

Sunday, September 28th, 2008

People with intellectual disabilities around the world face enormous challenges in realizing basic human rights such as access to education; legal capacity (the right to make their own decisions); the right to live with their families; and the right to live in the community–not an institution. The new disability rights treaty–the Convention on the Rights […]

International Diploma in Mental Health Law and Human Rights

Sunday, September 7th, 2008

The World Health Organization (WHO) recently announced the first ever one-year International Diploma in Mental Health Law and Human Rights. The new academic program will launch in October 2008 in Pune, India, and is the result of a collaborative effort between the Indian Law Society Law College and WHO Mental Health Improvements for Nations Development […]

AIFO/DPI Training Manual on Human Rights for Persons with Disabilities

Sunday, August 31st, 2008

In recent months, many new training manuals have been released targeted at those who wish to train themselves or others in the human rights of people with disabilities, with a particular focus on the new international disability rights treaty, the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (CRPD). The latest of these, entitled “The […]

CRPD Handbook for People with Developmental Disabilities

Saturday, July 12th, 2008

The Harvard Project on Disability has published a handbook for people with developmental disabilities on the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities.

This publication is designed for anyone wanting a clear explanation of the CRPD, including people with intellectual disabilities, their organizations, and their advocates.

Disability Rights Training Manual

Monday, July 7th, 2008

The University of Minnesota Human Rights Resource Center has released a manual that people with disabilities can use to train themselves and their peers about their own human rights. The manual, entitled “Human Rights. YES!” (PDF format, 2.6 Mb) is based on the United Nations Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (CRPD). Human […]

Teaching Kit for the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities

Wednesday, June 11th, 2008

A growing number of international organizations are producing training materials to help people better understand the international convention on the rights of persons with disabilities (CRPD). One of these is Handicap International, which has a teaching kit available as a resource that organizations can use to train people on the CRPD.

The teaching kit” includes visual […]