DPI e-update - 8 January 2012

January 9, 2012


E-news for Week ending 13 January 2012

Welcome to Disabled Peoples International's (DPI's) E-news. Please continue to send your activities, conference information, and publications news to Dr. Cassandra Phillips at info@dpi.org. Please be aware that we are unable to post documents on E-news as an attachment. Instead, can you upload the document to your organization's website. Then we can provide a direct link. In order to accommodate a variety of disabilities, we prefer no graphics in the document, which ideally should be in Word not PDF format. Thank you for your assistance, and we look forward to receiving your news.    

DPI congratulates Myanmar for ratification of the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities on 7 December 2011.

DPI congratulates La Fraternit J Mauricienne de Malades et Handicap P s (FMMH) on the celebration of its 35th Anniversary. The disability movement in Mauritius is dedicated to equal opportunity and has contributed significantly to increasing awareness of disability issues nationally and internationally. To read the celebratory Souvenir Magazine, go to   



Potential Funding Opportunity

The Young Feminist Fund mobilizes resources, funds and strengthens the participation and leadership of young feminist activists globally. The goal of The Young Feminist Fund (FRIDA) is to provide accessible, strategic and responsive funding for young feminist-led initiatives, and to strengthen the capacity of young feminist organizations to both leverage their own resources and increase their social change impact. FRIDA invites applications from groups led by young women and transgender youth under 30 years of age. More information at  



Women and Human Rights

The Women's Human Rights Education Institutes is now accepting applications for their 6-week "Women's Human Rights Education Institute: Building a Peaceful World in an Era of Globalization" to be held 21 May-28 June 2012 in Toronto, Canada. Application deadline is February 28, 2012. More information at   


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CEDAW ( Convention on the Elimination of all Forms of Discrimination Against Women) is also holding a week-long institute titled CEDAW for Change, 28 May-1 June 2012 to explore discrimination and mechanisms such as Shadow Reporting. More information at


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Disability and Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) Conference

The United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Asia (UNESCAP)
and Leonard Cheshire Disability are pleased to announce a conference titled "Disability Inclusive MDGs and Aid Effectiveness" to be held 12-14 March 2012 at the United Nations Conference Centre in Bangkok.

The conference is the third in a series of meetings on disability and inclusive development, bringing together experts from government, civil society, including organizations of persons with disabilities, United Nations entities, development partners and academics.

The purpose of the conference is to enhance understanding of how
disability-inclusive development can contribute to the full achievement of the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) and to prepare for the final review of the Second Asian and Pacific Decade of Disabled Persons, to be conducted in October 2012. More information at http://www.lcint.org/?lid=5732


Disability and the MDGs publication

The document titled Disability and the Millennium Development Goals: A Review of the MDG Process and Strategies for Inclusion of Disability Issues in Millennium Development Goal Efforts is now available in print and on-line. To download, go to



WHO: International Masters Degree in Mental Health Policy and Services

The International Masters Degree in Mental Health Policy and Services, an international course of study promoted by the New University of Lisbon, in collaboration with the World Health Organization (WHO), is now currently accepting applications for the academic year 2012-2013. More information at



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