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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
Linh, a Deaf delegate from Vietnam, speaks in sign language during a week-long training for disability rights leaders and policy makers from all six RightsNow! countries held in Washington DC in 2016
In my country, Sign Language interpreters are not certified. However, we are beginning to develop a certification program. What recommendations and U.S. laws do you have for us to consider as we begin this process?
RightsNow! Armenia participants vote on their priorities for a disability rights policy platform in January 2017. A policy platform may include recommendations on whether or not to adopt an employment or legislative quota
Quotas can increase access to political decision-making processes, empowering people with disabilities to be leaders in their communities, but are not supported by all disability rights advocates
Cover for Advocacy before the Inter-American System: A Manual for Attorneys and Advocates
Addressing the rights of indigenous women and girls with disabilities throughout Latin America by advocating within the Inter-American Human Rights System with reference to regional and international human rights treaties
Cover for the Handbook for Parliamentarians on the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities
Provides guidance to parliamentarians on how the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (CRPD) is ratified, implemented, and monitored and how parliamentarians can revise their country's laws to be more consistent with the CRPD