Syrian refugees with disabilities attend an IFES workshop on political participation in Turkey (Photo: IFES)
All persons have the right to participate in political life, according to CRPD Article 29. IDPs and refugees with disabilities may encounter additional barriers as a result of their citizenship status and risk being denied a voice in decision-making.
A disability rights advocate in Sri Lanka presents recommendations for the constitution to the drafting body
Inclusive constitutions provide the basis for DPOs to advocate for the implementation and enforcement of their rights. The process of writing the constitution is a valuable opportunity for DPOs to engage their government on disability rights
Cover for the Women Enabled International accountABILITY Toolkit
How women with disabilities and organizations working on their behalf can use United Nations human rights mechanisms to hold governments accountable for protecting the human rights of women and girls with disabilities
An example of architecture built with universal design principles on the Ed Roberts Campus in Berkeley, California
Environments that limit access to transportation, education, housing, and jobs contribute to marginalization and exclusion and perpetuate the high rates of poverty and exclusion that people with disabilities experience