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REDI: Advocating for the Civil and Human Rights of People with Disabilities

The Network for the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (REDI, acronym in Spanish) (in Spanish) is a non-profit organization based in Argentina that works towards the fulfillment of the civil and human rights of people with disabilities following a social … Continue reading

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The Life Champions Foundation: Assisting the Social Inclusion of People with Disabilities in Colombia

In this post, we discuss the Life Champions Foundation in Colombia, which works for the comprehensive improvement of the quality of life of people with disabilities. Continue reading

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Human Rights Day: Recognizing the Rights and Freedoms of Everyone

According to the Office of the High Commissioner of the United Nations, Human Rights Day is “observed by the international community every year on December 10” and “commemorates the day in 1948” when the United Nations General Assembly adopted the … Continue reading

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CONADIS: Supporting the Equality of Ecuador’s Citizens with Disabilities

The National Council for Disability Equality (CONADIS, acronym in Spanish), an agency of the Federal Government of the Republic of Ecuador, is the leading institution on public policies related to people with disabilities. CONADIS ensures the full validity of human … Continue reading

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Senate Foreign Relations Committee to Meet on CRPD 7/12

The Senate Foreign Relations Committee is schedule to hear discussion on the ratification of the Convention of the Rights of Persons with Disabilities this Thursday, July 12, at 9am. This hearing is open to the public and will be webcast. … Continue reading

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The International Women with Disabilities Conference

The International Women with Disabilities Conference opened on June 27th, 2012 at 3pm Spanish time. This three-day conference is hosted by the Spanish Committee of Representatives of Persons with Disabilities (CERMI) and is taking place at the ONCE (Spanish National … Continue reading

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UN Enable announces inclusion in the Rio+20 Outcome Document

The UN Secretariat for the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities announced that disability has been included in the Rio+20 Outcome Document “The Future We Want.” The Rio+20 conference is going on right now in Brazil. Rio+20 is … Continue reading

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The UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities: Promoting, protecting, and ensuring human rights for ALL people with disabilities

Entered into force in 2008, the UN Convention of Persons with Disabilities (CPRD) is a treaty designed to promote, protect, and ensure the full and equal enjoyment of all human rights and fundamental freedoms by all persons with disabilities as … Continue reading

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