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Disability Rights Promotion International

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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

  • Statistics:
  • Disability Statistics

  • Sustainable Development:
  • Capacity-building
  • Education
  • Gender equality
  • Geographic scope: International
    Country of activity:
  • Portugal
  • Sweden
  • New Zealand
  • South Africa
  • Argentina
  • Philippines
  • Canada
  • Croatia
  • Serbia
  • Australia
  • India
  • Bolivia (Plurinational State of)
  • Cameroon
  • Kenya
  • Rwanda
  • Thailand
  • 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:
    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
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