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Saturday, July 07, 2018

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This site was created to show our work of advocating for the recognition of the human rights of persons with disabilities and ensuring we are fully included in every sector of our individual and collective societies as outlined in the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (CRPD).  It contains information about the member organizations' activities in Canada, the USA and the Caribbean.  Visit the Disabled Peoples' International website to get more information about the work being done in the international movement of persons with disabilities.

Our Mission

To raise awareness about Persons with Disabilities as embodied in the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (CRPD) and other human rights treaties. Create and promote an environment for sustainable development.

Our Mandate

Disabled Peoples' International North America the Caribbean, Inc. (DPI NAC Inc.) is a cross-disability network of 16 member organizations of persons with disabilities and 1 associate member organization, established to promote the human rights of persons with disabilities through full participation, equalization of opportunities and development.

Our Goals

  • Promote the human rights of persons with disabilities

  • Promote economic and social integration of persons with disabilities

  • Develop and support organizations of persons with disabilities in the Anglophone, Francophone and Dutch countries in North America and the Caribbean to share information and knowledge with each other and with others at the world level

DPO held its Annual General Meeting

NASSAU, THE BAHAMAS – The Disabled Persons’ Organization (DPO) of The Bahamas held its Annual General Meeting (AGM) and Election of Officers on Monday, June 4th, 2018 and the DPO membership elected Antoine Munroe as its President.

DAPD Inc. convened its 34th Annual General Meeting

On Wednesday, 30th May, 2018, the Dominica Association of Persons with Disabilities (DAPD Inc.) fulfilled one of its constitutional mandates by holding its 34th Annual General Meeting under the theme “A Journey of Development, Advocacy, Perseverance and Determination”. Additionally, Election of Officers took place on Thursday, 7th June, 2018 and the DAPD Inc. membership re-elected Irma Raymond-Joseph as President.

SKNAPD staged its Annual General Meeting

At its Annual General Meeting (AGM) held on Saturday, 14th April, 2018, the St. Kitts Nevis Association of Persons with  Disabilities (SKNAPD) also held elections for a new Board of Directors and Mr. Joseph Bergan was elected as President who will serve for the next 2 years.

Disability Rights Triumphs!

ST. JOHN'S, ANTIGUAOn 27th March 2018, Susan Rhole, Member of the Antigua & Barbuda Association of Persons with Disabilities (ABAPD) won a landmark case in the Industrial Court of Antigua after she was dismissed from work in 2016 as a result of her disability. Ms. Rhole who was terminated while on vacation by the Board of the Industrial Workshop for the Blind in Antigua where she was employed. Ms. Rhole is legally blind and is living with lupus. Her employer plead guilty and was asked to pay for damages and lawyer fees.

The photo features left to right, Bernard Warner, ABAPD President; Susan Rhole; and Anderson Carty, Human Resource Management Industrial Relations Consultant in front of the Industrial Court in Antigua.

'I AM ABLE' MAJOR CONFERENCE

The I AM ABLE Major Conference that is a collaboration initiative between the Ministry of Health and the Environment; the Ministry of Education, Science and Technology; the Ministry of Social Transformation and Public Education in conjunction with the Antigua and Barbuda High Commission, London; the Commonwealth Youth Council (CYC); and the Calvin Ayre Foundation was held in Antigua and Barbuda with an opening ceremony on December 4, 2017 and ended on December 6, 2017. Local, regional and international delegates are attending the event. More information on the Conference can be found at the URL links https://antiguachronicle.net/8010-2/ and http://healthwatchantiguaandbarbuda.com/i-am-able-disabled-seeking-inclusion.

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United Nations: CRPD, COSP and IDPD

Click the following button to visit the United Nations website designated to the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (CRPD) and Optional Protocol (OP).

Click here to see status of countries in North America and the Caribbean on the CRPD and OP.

Click the following button to visit the United Nations website designated to Conference of States Parties (COSP) to the CRPD.

Click the following button to visit the United Nations website designated to the International Day of Persons with Disabilities (IDPD). IDPD 2017 Theme: Transformation towards sustainable and resilient society for all.

 

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