Category: People with Disabilities

For many more resources on the rights of people with disabilities, please visit the portal for the Global Disability Rights Library.
  • Disability Rights International
    • Disability Rights International is committed to protecting the human rights and promoting the integration into society of people with disabilities. The organization has documented severe human rights abuses against people with disabilities in institutions around the world.
  • Disability Rights Page of the Human Rights Watch Website
    • Human Rights Watch (HRW) is one of the world’s leading independent organizations dedicated to defending and protecting human rights. This is the Disability Rights page of the HRW website.
  • Independent Living Institute
    • The Independent Living Institute (ILI) is a policy development center specializing in consumer-driven policies for the self-determination, self-respect and dignity of people with disabilties.
  • MindFreedom International
    • MindFreedom International is an independent nonprofit that unites groups to peacefully take action for human rights in the mental health system.
  • Persons with Disabilities and Older Persons
    • This page contains links to United Nations' documents in many languages related to the human rights of people with disabilities and older people.
  • United Nations Enable
    • This site has links to the full text of the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (CRPD) in multiple languages, frequently asked questions about the CRPD, and information about disability-related work throughout the United Nations system.
  • US International Council on Disabilities (USICD)
    • The USICD is a federation of United States-based non-governmental organizations, federal agencies and individuals committed to advocacy and action on behalf of the global disability rights agenda.
  • Using D.R.P.I.’s Tools to Monitor the Rights of Persons with Disabilities
    • This page describes how Disability Rights Promotion International's (D.R.P.I) tools can be used to monitor the rights of individuals with disabilities. PDF format.
  • World Report on Disability
    • The first World Report on Disability suggests that more than a billion people in the world today experience disability. The report provides the best available evidence about what works to overcome barriers to health care, rehabilitation, education, employment, and support services, and to create the environments which will enable people with disabilities to flourish. The report ends with a concrete set of recommended actions for governments and their partners.