September 5, 2012

In twilight, several lit candles are standing upright along with a hand shading another and in the distance is a stone arch against the sky


Disabled People’s International (DPI) is pleased to invite you to a side event titled ‘Voices from the Global South’.


It is estimated that 80 percent of the world's population with disabilities lives in the Global South. Yet, there seems to be a dearth of leaders from the Global South at Forums that shape disability policies and dynamics worldwide. The Side Event will discourse on whether we need to consciously make an effort to ensure that we reach those people with disabilities who need our interventions the most and formulate strategies to get more and more voices from the South heard.


DATE: Tuesday, September 11th

TIME: 1:15 p.m. to 2:45 p.m.

VENUE: Conference Room D


Chair: Mr. Shuaib Chalklen, UN Special Rapporteur on Disability

Co-chair: Ms. Charlotte McClain-Nhlapo, Coordinator, Office for Disability and Inclusive Development, USAID

Speakers include, among others, Mr. Moosa Salie, Chairperson, World Network of Users & Survivors of Psychiatry; Mr. Coomara Pyaneandee, disabled activist and nominee to the CRPD Committee, Mauritius; Ms. Meenakshi B., National Disability Network, India; Mr. Leslie Emmanuel, Regional Development Officer, North America & Caribbean, DPI.

Moderator: Mr. Javed Abidi, Chairperson, DPI.