Zero Project Social Indicators – Special Evaluation for DPI

Launched by the Essl Foundation, the Zero Project implements a survey on various themes of the UNCRPD each year.

Since the inception of the Zero Project initiative in 2012, more than 100 Member National Assemblies of DPI have made a contribution each year consistently. In February 2017, on the theme of employment, the questionnaire received responses from 121 countries which included DPI members from as many as 114 countries.

Recognising this contribution, Zero Project has for the first time ever for any organization, prepared a ‘Special Evaluation Report on Social Indicators for DPI’. These social indicators help in measuring the implementation of UNCRPD and in analyzing the data received from various countries across the globe.

Click here to view the Special Evaluation Report on Social Indicators for DPI PDF File 

Report on Roundtable on Leprosy Issues

A Roundtable on Leprosy Issues was organized in New Delhi, India on 8th November, 2016 as part of the Two-way (Tripartite) Sharing between the Disability and Leprosy sectors in India, Nepal and Indonesia. The focus of the Roundtable was to give a glimpse of the Leprosy movement in India to the delegates (DPI members) from Indonesia and Nepal. The participants discussed issues faced by persons affected by Leprosy and strategized on advocacy efforts for elimination of discrimination against persons affected by Leprosy. The Report contains a gist of the discussions and recommendations of the Roundatble.

Click here to view the Report on Roundtable on Leprosy Issues PDF File 

Disability Inclusion Among Refugees in the Middle East and North Africa -A Needs Assessment of Libya, Egypt, Yemen, Jordan, and Turkey

DPI Arab region released a report on “Disability Inclusion Among Refugees in the Middle East and North Africa -A Needs Assessment of Libya, Egypt, Yemen, Jordan, and Turkey” in October, 2016. This report is intended to highlight from the perspective of disabled persons’ organization (DPO) the gaps and deficiencies that exist in the current humanitarian response in the five Middle Eastern countries. It provides a snapshot of the needs of refugees and displaced persons with disabilities, compares findings with similar needs assessments and has developed a set of recommendations from the perspective of DPOs. (Read the full Report here PPT File)

Access and Inclusion – A Survey of Innovation Through Global Network Solutions

The Global Access and Inclusion Hub has been created in partnership between Global Solution Networks and the Rick Hansen Foundation as a digital space for people working on accessibility issues around the world to share information and ideas.The Hub features original research reports, highlights best practices, aggregates curated resources and most importantly, enables stakeholders to connect and collaborate on making the world a more accessible place.

Disabled People’s International (DPI) has been featured as one of the three case studies in a recently conducted survey by the Hub on innovation through Global Solution Networks selected for highlighting innovative networked approaches to creating long-term solutions for access and inclusion.

The link to the paper on the Global Access and Inclusion can be found here: http://globalaccessinclusion.org/resource/access-and-inclusion/

The interview transcript can be found here: http://globalaccessinclusion.org/resources/general-access/

Basic report on discriminatory laws against people affected by leprosy – A Compilation of efforts and progress achieved repealing / amending laws

The Leprosy Restricted Group formed the framework of the project entitled “Strengthening the relationship between the disability movement and people affected by leprosy” met on 30 January 2015 and decided to focus on a matter of policy change. The issue decided to be taken was on laws discriminating against people affected by leprosy. A baseline study was commissioned to provide a basic framework for advocacy. This report was prepared by the Disabled Peoples’ International (DPI) in collaboration with the National Center for the Promotion of Employment of Persons with Disabilities and the Association of People Affected by Leprosy with the support of the Nippon Foundation.

Basic report on discriminatory laws against people affected by leprosy – A Compilation of efforts and progress achieved repealing / amending lawsWord File

Report on the National Conference on Leprosy and Disability in India

The report on the First National Conference on Leprosy and Disability held on 30th and 31th January in New Delhi, India stresses the need to integrate people affected by leprosy into the regular disability movement in India And defender of meaningful policy changes towards man regarding people affected by leprosy. The report was prepared by the Disabled Peoples’ International (DPI) in collaboration with the Nippon Foundation and the National Center for the Promotion of Employment for Persons with Disabilities.

Report on the National Conference on Leprosy and Disability in India.Word File 

Zero Project Report 2015

The Zero Project, first launched by the Essl Foundation in 2009, in collaboration with the World Future Council and with the support of Disabled People’s International (DPI), undertook a significant review the state of the implementation of the UNCRPD, with a focus on Independent Living and Political Participation.

Data were collected on 150 countries, together with 50 Innovative Practices and Policies that can be considered as global role models in their fields.

Click to view the Zero Project Report 2015 (3,521 KB) PDF File 

Zero Project Report 2014

The Zero Project, first launched by the Essl Foundation in 2009, in collaboration with the World Future Council and with the support of Disabled People’s International (DPI), undertook a significant review the state of the implementation of the UNCRPD, especially Accessibility and Universal Design.

The review was carried out using two detailed questionnaires on the Implementation of the UNCRPD and Accessibility. More than 100 of DPI’s members participated in the surveys conducted by the Zero Project team.

The report this year also includes the following:

Click to view the Zero Project Report 2014 (8.04 MB) PDF File 

DPI Side Event at the High Level Meeting on Disability and Development (HLMDD)

More than 80 people from across organizations and countries attended the side-event organized by DPI at the High Level Meeting on Disability and Development (HLMDD) on 23rd September 2013.

The objective of the side event was to underscore how development is closely linked with social justice and how without addressing disability induced inequalities, it will be difficult to ‘leave no one behind’ The session which was chaired by H.E Luis Gallegos, Ambassador and PR of Ecuador to the UN and co-chaired by Shuaib Chalklen, UN Special Rapporteur on Disability saw a multitude of speakers from different areas of work such as Dr. Kenji Kuno, Disability Specialist, JICA; Ingo Ritz, Director of Programmes, GCAP; Axel Leblois, President, G3ict; Joshua Goldstein, Principal Director, ACCION; and Voices from the Global South.

Kumari Selja, Hon’ble Minister of Social Justice & Empowerment, Government of India was the Chief Guest of this side event who also gave the closing remarks.

Click to read the full report of the DPI Side event on ‘Eradicating Extreme Poverty: Addressing the Disability Disconnect’ (415 KB) Word File

PGD’s Recommendations for Post-2015 Development Agenda

DPI has been actively advocating for the inclusion of disability in the post-2015 development agenda, especially from the perspective of the Global South.

DPI response to the Secretary-General’s report on the post-2015 agenda

DPI actively participated and contributed to the discussions on the MDGs and the post-2015 development program. Please click on the link below to read the CIO’s response to the UN Secretary General’s report on the agenda Post-2015.

Zero Project Report 2013

The Zero Project , first launched by the Essl Foundation in 2009, in collaboration with the World Future Council and with the help of Disabled People’s International (DPI), undertook a significant review of how various countries are addressing some of the most important issues centred around the right of persons with disabilities to work on an equal basis with others in 2012.

The review was carried out using a detailed questionnaire, based around Article 27 – Work and Employment – of the UNCRPD. More than 80 of DPI’s members participated in the survey conducted by the Zero Project team.

Click here to view the Zero Project Report 2013 (2.47 MB) PDF File 

DPI’s position on WHO CBR Guidelines

World Health Organization (WHO) published the Community Based Rehabilitation (CBR) Guidelines in 2010. WHO and other CBR practitioners are promoting the Guidelines across the world, particularly in the developing nations. They are also talking to the Governments to adopt CBR as the strategy to realize the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (CRPD).

In the light of the first ever World Congress on CBR that was held in Agra this year, DPI undertook a study amongst its Member National Assemblies (MNAs) to formulate a position on the CBR guidelines in a consultative manner. The findings of these studies were unveiled at the World Congress.

Click here to view the WHO CBR Guidelines External Website that opens in a new window

To view DPI’s position paper, please click the following links :

CRPD 2012 ICT Accessibility Progress Report

The second addition to the ICT Accessibility Progress Report, the CRPD 2012 ICT Accessibility Progress Report prepared by G3ict in cooperation with Disabled People’s International is a tool that has collected data on country laws, policies and programs related to ICT Accessibility and Assistive Technology from 52 countries of the world. The report highlights significant gaps in ICT Accessibility for persons with disabilities and the lack of compliance by the State Parties towards Article 9 of the CRPD.

It is essential for all stakeholders to know the actual progress made by ratifying countries towards ICT Accessibility to address the gaps and opportunities in their own countries. This report indicates that while most countries are usually aware of their obligation to implement ICT Accessibility, they have not yet translated basic and essential ICT based CRPD dispositions.

Rapport en PDF (1 MB) PDF File that opens in a new window 

CRPD Progress Report on ICT Accessibility 2010

The CRPD Progress Report on ICT Accessibility is a tool that identifies the degree to which each of the provisions of the CRPD on ICTs and Assistive Technologies are being enacted in State laws, policies and regulations.

To assess the degree of compliance with the CRPDs requirements on digital accessibility, G3ict conducted an independent survey with the cooperation of Disabled People’s International (DPI) amongst 32 ratifying countries worldwide and United States as a benchmark country. The survey included two sets of questionnaires in four different languages that were completed by more than 70 accessibility and legal experts.

The report also includes cross-tabulated results by geographic region, level of human development to provide additional analytical views of the progress of the implementation of CRPD.

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