International Civil Rights

 

AUCD advocates for the protection of equal rights of children and adults with disabilities in all parts of the world, through international measures, including ratification of the United Nations Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (CRPD).

 
 

News

 

9/21/2023

Host a Fellow from the Professional Fellows Program

Is your UCEDD or LEND eager to drive global change in disability inclusion? Host a Fellow from the prestigious Professional Fellows Program (PFP)! The PFP supports mid-career disability rights professionals from Kenya, Tanzania, Uganda, and Ethiopia to participate in a five-week Fellowship in the US in Spring 2024. As a host, we will match you with a Fellow whose professional interests and goals align with your organization to exchange disability-inclusive civic engagement knowledge and practices.

 
 
A village meeting of autism acceptance advocates and community health workers in rural Rwanda in July 2023.

9/21/2023

Identifying Autism in Rwanda

In rural Africa, people with autism and other disabilities are stigmatized and routinely hidden indoors. This summer, the MN UCEDD trained community health workers in Rwanda on identifying the signs of autism in children and on principles for addressing the needs of people with disabilities in rural areas.

 
 
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7/25/2023

Call for Papers, Deadline Extended - Conversations With/Across the Global South: Towards Decolonial Disability Futurities

Deadline: August 31, 2023

The Review of Disability Studies: An International Journal, the peer-reviewed, open access journal published by the Center on Disability Studies at the University of Hawai'i at Mānoa, is seeking submissions for a special issue exploring stories of the Global South through a decolonial and anti-ableist lens.

 
 
 

Resources

 

9/5/2013

Neglected and Abused Abroad: A Look at the Severe Mistreatment of Individuals with Disabilities Around the World and How the US Can Help

A Report from the CCD International Task Force

With the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities potentially before the Senate this fall, the CCD International Task Force developed this report on the conditions faced by people with disabilities around the world and why the US must ratify the Convention.

 
 

5/20/2013

Convention on the Rights of People with Disabilities: Get the Facts

Get the facts on the Disability Treaty, see what disability and veterans organizations support the treaty, and read some of the media response to the treaty's defeat in the Senate

 
 

2/28/2013

Status Update on the CRPD

One page on the legislative history of the treaty and where it stands now.

pdf File CRPD Status Update.pdf [download]