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).





Alliston Provides Training, Promotes Employment for People with Disabilities through Fellowship Work in Kenya (MS UCEDD)

Dr. Alliston recently had the opportunity to share his expertise and enthusiasm for transition to adulthood in Nairobi, Africa, through the Professional Fellows Program on Inclusive Disability Employment (PRP-IDE). PFP-IDE is sponsored by the U.S. Department of State Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs and is implemented by the Association of University Centers on Disabilities, the Institute for Community Inclusion, and Humanity and Inclusion.



Ohio UCEDD Program Director Supports Employment Transition Project in Africa

AUCD network members and international alumni of the Professional Fellows Program on Inclusive Disability Employment (PFP-IDE) are creating lasting progress for inclusive employment in Africa! Dr. Margo Izzo, Program Director at The Ohio State University Nisonger Center, visited Tanzania to promote transition models with PFP-IDE alum Gwaliwa Mashaka, a deaf social entrepreneur who champions education and employment of women and girls with disabilities in science.



Call for Proposals - PacRim2020

The University of Hawaii at Manoa, Center on Disability Studies, in the College of Education, is accepting presentation proposals to be featured at the 35th Annual Pacific Rim International Conference on Disability & Diversity at the Hawaii Convention Center, March 2-3, 2020. Submissions are being accepted from June 1, 2019-December 1, 2019 at





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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