Disability Rights Promotion International

Organization's name: Disability Rights Promotion International
Organization's acronym: D.R.P.I.
Headquarters address  
Address: York University, 5021 TEL Building
4700 Keele Street
Toronto, ON M3J 1P3
Phone: +1 416 736 2100 x.20718
Fax: +1 416 736 5986
Email: drpi@yorku.ca
Web site: www.yorku.ca/drpi
Organization type: Disability, Development and Rights Organizations
  • English


Areas of expertise & Fields of activity:
Economic and Social:
  • Disabled Persons
  • Education
  • Human Rights
  • Indigenous Peoples
  • Justice
  • Media
  • Minority Rights
  • Women/gender Equality

Gender Issues and Advancement of Women:
  • Advocacy and outreach
  • Education and training of women
  • Human rights of women
  • Indigenous women
  • Millennium Development Goals
  • Violence against women
  • Women in power and decision-making

Social Development:
  • Disabled persons
  • Indigenous issues
  • Poverty
  • Social policy

  • Disability Statistics

Sustainable Development:
  • Capacity-building
  • Education
  • Gender equality
Geographic scope: International
Country of activity:
  • Rwanda
  • South Africa
  • Serbia
  • Argentina
  • Portugal
  • Croatia
  • India
  • Sweden
  • Canada
  • New Zealand
  • Kenya
  • Philippines
  • Australia
  • Thailand
  • Bolivia (Plurinational State of)
  • Cameroon
Millennium Development Goals:
  • Combat HIV/AIDS, malaria and other diseases
  • Eradicate extreme poverty and hunger
  • Promote gender equality and empower women
  • Develop global partnership for development
Mission statement:
Year established (YYYY): 2002
Organizational structure: DRPI is co-directed by Bengt Lindqvist, Sweden (UN Special Rapporteur on Disability (1994-2002) and Marcia Rioux, Canada. It has a 16 member international Advisory Committee. The DRPI Coordinating Centre is based at York University in Toronto, Canada and there are regional centres in Argentina, Rwanda, Serbia and Thailand.
Number and type of members: DRPI is not a membership-based organization.
Affiliation with NGO networks: DRPI works cooperatively with local NGOs in all of its country projects. It has formal Memoranda of Understanding with three international disabled peoples organizations: DPI, RI & WNUSP
Funding structure:
  • Donations and grants from domestic sources
  • Foreign and international grants

Additional Information

Social Development

Accreditation to: Conference of States Parties