Building community capacity to achieve the human rights of all persons with disabilities

Resources

The Training Manual on Human Rights for Persons with Disabilities

This training manual is meant to promote the participation of people with disabilities and their families in ratifying and implementing CRPD. It offers broad guidance for experienced trainers who wish to design and lead training sessions on the CRPD. Launched in March 2008 by AIFO and Disabled Peoples International (DPI) Italy in collaboration with the Mongolian National Federation of Organizations of Persons with Disabilities.

Teaching Kit on the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities

Handicap International has developed this collection of materials in English and French that can be used to help educate people about basic concepts of disability; human rights; the content of the CRPD; the process of implementing and monitoring the CRPD; and how civil society can become involved. Includes power point programs with suggested comments to accompany the presentation and suggested teaching points. Each unit also points readers to additional useful resources available elsewhere on the web.

¡Por un Mundo Accesible e Inclusivo! Guía Básica para comprender y utilizar la Convención sobre los derechos de las personas con discapacidad

This Spanish-language training guide explains important concepts related to human rights; how the international human rights system works; the process for adopting the CRPD; how countries examine, sign, and ratify the CRPD and how it enters into force; the rights protected by the CRPD; the mechanisms for monitoring the CRPD and how civil society can be involved; and how to use the CRPD, including how DPOs can help monitor its implementation.  Released by Handicap International and the Inter-American Institute on Disability and Development in April 2007.

Making it Work: CRPD Resource Library

At the link, find a resource library of documents and publications on the CRPD including training resources, links to more sources of information, and links that can help you learn more about people with disabilities, human rights, and legislation.

“It’s About Ability” – An Explanation of the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities

UNICEF produced this manual to help explain the CRPD to children. In addition to summarizing the CRPD, this guide also gives children ideas for things they can do to make disability rights a reality in their communities. It also includes poetry and artwork by children. This guide is longer and uses more sophisticated language than the Child-Friendly Version of the CRPD But it is still easier to understand than most adult versions. Available in PDF format in English (1.3 MB), Spanish (770 KB), and French (790 KB).

HIV/AIDS Awareness and Disability Rights Training Manual

This training manual is targeted at people in the disability community; government officials involved with disability and HIV; community leaders; and people working for HIV organizations. Chapter 4 provides an overview of important international disability rights laws, including the CRPD, and advocating for the rights of people with disabilities living with HIV/AIDS. Written in simple language. The manual was prepared by Rehabilitation International; Disabled Organization for Legal Affairs and Social Economic Development; and Miracles in Mozambique.

Equal Opportunities for All: Respecting the Rights of Persons with Disabilities

Advocates can use this guide as an aid in educating the general public about people with disabilities and how to interact with them; how to make schools, places of employment, and the community more accessible; and the CRPD. It presents arguments for why everyone—not just people with disabilities—should care about accessibility. This 33-page booklet is written in simple, accessible language. Targeted at audiences in the North American and Caribbean region, but applicable to other regions

Addressing attitudes to disability: a collection of resource materials

Guides trainers in leading participatory activities and exercises that can be used to train officials, teachers, volunteers, and parents who are involved with caring for people with disabilities. Trains participants to think about the daily life of people with and without disabilities; what obstacles prevent people with disabilities from participating in the same activities as other people; and identifying ways to overcome those obstacles. by Hazel Jones, 1998, 52 pages.

Women with disabilities - cooking, fires and smoke

Women with disabilities may spend many hours a day preparing food. This can put them at higher risk from disease caused by smoke from burning biofuels. This on-line article describes the potential risks and how to counter them. Discusses one program among women with mobility impairments in rural Pakistan.

Reproductive rights and women with disabilities: a human rights framework

This 15-page paper advocates the use of international human rights law to promote and protect the reproductive rights of women with disabilities. Discusses examples of work to address human rights abuses in China and Australia.

Report on Continental-Wide Sensitization Workshop on HIV/AIDS for Deaf Population in Africa

This report summarizes the results of a workshop on HIV/AIDS targeted at deaf people from across Africa. It includes information about the challenges that make it difficult to educate deaf people, including deaf women, about AIDS. Also includes information about strategies being used to reach deaf people in Africa.

HIV and AIDS and disability

Shares information exchanged at a national conference held on HIV, AIDS, and disability in Namibia in 2003. Disseminated by the National Federation for People with Disabilities in Namibia (NFPDN), this 32-page report discusses HIV/AIDS in relation to deaf and hard of hearing people; people with visual impairments; people with intellectual disabilities; people with mobility impairments; and in relation to women.

HIV/AIDS and Disability Global Survey

Find resources that can be used to educate people with various disabilities about HIV/AIDS and other topics related to sexual health.

HIV/AIDS Awareness and Disability Rights Training Manual

This training manual is targeted at people in the disability community; government officials involved with disability and HIV; community leaders; and people working for HIV organizations. Chapter 4 provides an overview of important international disability rights laws, including the CRPD, and advocating for the rights of people with disabilities living with HIV/AIDS. Written in simple language. Manual was prepared by Rehabilitation International; Disabled Organization for Legal Affairs and Social Economic Development; and Miracles in Mozambique.

A Health Handbook for Women with Disabilities

The book as a whole explains how women with disabilities can take care of their own health, including how to advocate for better access to local health care services and health education. Downloaded in individual chapters in PDF. The Hesperian Foundation produced this book.  Also available in Spanish.

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