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).





AUCD Professional Fellows Alum in Kenya Pinpoints 33,000 Individuals with Disabilities for COVID Cash Relief

AUCD Professional Fellows alumni in Africa are leading the push for disability inclusion in their countries' fight against COVID-19. These alumni, who trained at UCEDD and LEND via AUCD's State Department-sponsored exchange programs, are driving inclusive response in new directions. In Kenya, one alumnus is spearheading the country's new initiative to provide emergency cash for food to more than 30,000 people with disabilities.



School for Global Inclusion and Social Development / Asian American Studies

Recent School for Global Inclusion and Social Development graduate Theresa Tran was profiled in the Vietnamese American Initiative for Development's (VietAID) latest newsletter. The bilingual profile highlighted her various roles in the community and how those responsibilities impacted her life.

Archy Gomba distributes school supplies


From Village to Village

When Archy Gomba returned home to Tanzania after completing the International Professional Fellows Program for Inclusive Disability Employment (PFP-IDE) at the Center for Disabilities and Development (Iowa's UCEDD) last fall, his head was full of ideas and information to help him develop his small nonprofit organization in the village of Shirati. And his suitcase was full of school supplies.





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.



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



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]

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Disability Policy News

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