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International: Global Disability Rights Library launched

Posted 30/06-11 at 03.13

The Global Disability Rights Library (GDRL), funded by the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID), provides a wealth of information to organizations and individuals in developing countries that seek to promote the rights of disabled people ...

International: WHO’s World Report on Disability

Posted 12/06-11 at 23.30

The World Report on Disability, published jointly by the World Health Organization (WHO) and the World Bank on June 9th, addresses the need for better research and data on disability. It includes the first update of WHO's disability prevalence estima ...

International: The war against euthanasia/assisted suicide

Posted 23/02-11 at 19.58

Throughout the world a life-against-death war is raging, with battles being fought on many fronts. For example, in the USA bills to permit assisted suicide are or have been debated in Hawaii, Montana, Idaho, Vermont, New Hampshire, Wyoming, Washin ...

International: Global Disability Rights Library

Posted 01/02-11 at 12.22

The Global Disability Rights Library project announces a call for organizations to apply to receive a free digital Global Disability Rights Library (GDRL). Applications are open to disabled people's organizations, universities, and agencies in dev ...

International: Support MIUSA by watching a video

Posted 24/01-11 at 02.39

Mobility International USA (MIUSA) launched its first music video titled Loud, Proud and Passionate! 6 January 2011. Signing and singing in Arabic, Spanish and English, 54 disabled women activists from 43 countries celebrate the pride, achie ...

International/UK: OECD calls for reform to sickness and disability benefit systems

Posted 29/11-10 at 23.28

The Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) has issued a report calling for governments to reform their sickness and disability benefits regimes so as to help people get back to work and reduce the burden on public finances ...

International: Disability hate crime recorded in very few countries

Posted 21/11-10 at 15.35

A report on hate crime for 2009, from the Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe (OSCE), shows that only eleven of its 56 members record data on disability-related incidents.Of the eleven, but three - Belgium, Germany and the UK - ma ...

International: Major human rights journal devotes entire issue to disability and displacement

Posted 19/11-10 at 01.33

The July issue of the Forced Migration Review is given over almost completely to disability and displaced people. The 44 short articles show why disabled people who are displaced need particular consideration and highlight some of the initiatives ...

Senior UN official urges all Member States to ratify CRPD

Posted 03/09-10 at 21.12

Under-Secretary-General for Economic and Social Affairs, Sha Zukang told a meeting of States Parties to the CRPD (Sept. 1st) that a key challenge to the convention's full implementation is the fact that fewer than half of all Member States have ra ...

International: Talks collapse on copyright treaty for access to books for visually impaired people

Posted 09/07-10 at 11.50

Over the last few months there were strong hopes that a treaty would finally be agreed that would allow easier access to printed matter for visually impaired people. (See reports in January and May issues of Our Rights). These hopes have now been ...

International: Calls for inclusion of disabled women and girls in UN development agenda

Posted 29/06-10 at 20.33

The meeting at the end of June of the United Nations Economic and Social Council brings together health and development ministers from around the world to assess progress on the UN development agenda. There will be particular emphasis on gender eq ...

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