DPI/AP Reports 2011

Asia-Pacific Regional Disability Rights Monitoring Training in Bangkok, Thailand, July 03-09, 2011

DRPI and DPIAP Photo

Disability Rights Promotion International (DRPI) is conducting an Asia-Pacific Regional Disability Rights Monitoring Training h in Bangkok, Thailand for 7 days (July 03-09, 2011) co-hosted by the partner Disabled Peoplesโ€™ International Asia Pacific (DPI/AP), financial support by The Swedish International Development Cooperation Agency (SIDA)

Country target are Bangladesh, Cambodia, Lao PDR, Nepal and Thailand.

What is D.R.P.I.?

Disability Rights Promotion International (DRPI) is a collaborative project working to build global capacity to monitor the human rights of persons with disabilities. Using a human rights approach to disability, DRPI seeks to establish a sustainable, holistic monitoring system to address disability-based discrimination throughout the world. The DRPI project is co-directed by Bengt Lindqvist of Sweden (UN Special Rapporteur on Disability 1994-2002) and Marcia Rioux of Canada (Professor, York University).

Working with Persons with Disabilities: DRPI monitoring is led by persons with disabilities themselves. Persons with disabilities and their organizations play leading roles in project governance and implementation. Also, DRPI works on a cross-disability basis, ensuring the participation of persons with a broad range of types of impairments.

Human Rights Approach: DRPI is grounded in a human rights approach to disability that recognizes that persons with disabilities have the same rights as all other people. It highlights the ways that disability discrimination increases vulnerability to abuse, poverty, and other unjust social conditions.

Sustainable: Through capacity-building and making results widely available, DRPI creates sustainable networks of individuals and organizations that will continue to call attention to disability rights issues in their communities beyond the life of the DRPI project.

For more about DRPI and Purpose of the Training Workshop, please read at: http://www.dpiap.org/reports/doc/DRPI_Monitoring_training_BKK_July_11_06_07.doc

DRPI and Disabled Peoples International Asia-Pacific Region (DPI-AP)

DRPI has established an Asia-Pacific Regional Disability Rights Monitoring Centre in Bangkok, Thailand. The Centre is hosted by DRPIโ€™s partner, Disabled Peoples International Asia-Pacific Region (DPI-AP) and staffed by Ms. Chona Sabo, DRPI Asia-Pacific Regional Officer.

For more about our partner DPI-AP, please visit: http://www.dpiap.org/news/detail.php?typeid=1&newsid=0000546

For more about DRPI, please refer to the project website at: http://www.yorku.ca/drpi

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When: 14/6/2011

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