Disabled People's International

Objectives and Mission: 

Promote the [human rights] of people with disabilities and their economic and [social integration]; develop and support organizations of people with disabilities.

General description: 

['Major Functions']: communication; monitoring, advocacy and public attitude change - including improved human rights and enabling disabled people to represent themselves; organization support and maintenance; research and analysis - including development of research centres, maintenance of a research clearing house and analysis of relevant policies and practices; self-help movement development including encouragement and assistance for self-help groups, assistance with leadership and management training, resource material, projects enhancing socio-economic opportunities, exchange of experience, monitoring and evaluation. Development Projects - Regional Leadership Training Seminars. Development Programme - focuses on disabled people in developing countries carrying self-help training seminars. Human Rights Programme - focused on the UN World Program of Action Concerning Disabled Persons and the Commission on Human Rights and its subcommission on prevention of discrimination against, and protection of, minorities. Cooperates with other international organizations of the various disabled groups. Adopted at Singapore (Singapore) Congress, 1981, the ['Disabled Peoples' Manifesto'], stressing the basic rights of disabled people in: education; rehabilitation; employment; economic security; independent living; participation in social, cultural and political activities; in influence; and in their struggle for full participation and equality in their societies. Proclaimed a ['Peace Statement'] at a meeting, 1982, Hiroshima (Japan). Human Rights Programme - Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities.

Country Presence: 
Field of Interest: 
Education, Persons with Disabilities