USICD Poster Contest
USICD invites you to showcase your artistic talent and commitment to disability rights and inclusion by participating in the inaugural Poster Contest. This poster contest helps us to raise awareness about international disability rights issues.
The winner will receive $300.00, a USICD swag bag filled with USICD merchandise and their poster featured during the annual USICD Gala to celebrate the International Day of Persons with Disabilities and other 2018-2019 events. Click the below links to read the contest details and print the release form that must accompany your submitted artwork.
USICD Releases White Paper on Monitoring CRPD Article 32
Billions of dollars are invested every year in projects meant to fight poverty, provide quality education services for students, improve access to healthcare services, and more. Unfortunately, too many of these projects leave behind people with disabilities. Both governments and civil society, including disabled persons organizations (DPOs), can play a role in holding bilateral and multilateral international development agencies accountable for disability inclusion in their projects. A White Paper released by the United States International Council on Disabilities (USICD) in June 2018, Stakeholders’ Understanding and Monitoring of the Implementation of CRPD Article 32, makes recommendations on how.
Article 32 of Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (CRPD)—the international human rights treaty on persons with disabilities—requires that international cooperation activities be disability inclusive.
USICD Meets with His Excellency Ambassador Carlos dos Santos
Mr. Carlos Quembo (left), Mrs. Isabel Hodge (center), & Ambassador Carlos dos Santos (right)
On 12 September, USICD's Executive Director, Isabel Hodge, and USICD IREX Community Solutions Program Fellow, Mr. Carlos Quembo, were delighted to meet and discuss inclusive education with His Excellency Ambassador Carlos dos Santos from the Embassy of the Republic of Mozambique.
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USICD Press Release
USICD Mourns the Loss of Senator John McCain and Will Honor Him with Its Award
August 27, 2018
In recognition of his lifetime of service to disability rights, Senator John McCain will receive USICD’s Dole-Harkin award for distinction in public service to the global disability community. The award will be presented posthumously at USICD’s Gala to celebrate the International Day of Persons with Disabilities in December 2018.
Raising a Child with a Disability in Mozambique
USICD is hosting IREX Community Solutions Fellow, Carlos Quembo, for the next few months. Quembo is from Mozambique and has a son, Ntsolo, who has cerebral palsy. Please take a moment to read his first USICD blog post!
USICD Releases White Paper on International Development Disability Policy & Practice
Bilateral and multilateral agencies are powerful stakeholders in the international development field. They are responsible for driving projects that do everything from improving education and health outcomes in developing countries, to strengthening public participation in democratic processes, to boosting gender equality in employment. Although some of these projects include persons with disabilities among their beneficiaries, others exclude them. And often their exclusion begins in the policies meant to guide staff at international development agencies on how they should carry out their activities.
A newly released White Paper from the United States International Council on Disabilities (USICD), International Development: Disability Policy & Practice reviews and assesses disability inclusion in the policies of selected bilateral and multilateral agencies.