International Civil Rights


AUCD advocates for the protection of equal rights of children and adults with disabilities in all parts of the world, through international measures, including ratification of the United Nations Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (CRPD).





Professional Fellows Program for Inclusive Disability Employment

AUCD is excited to announce that the host application for the International Professional Fellows Program for Inclusive Disability Employment (PFP-IDE) is now open. PFP-IDE is a new U.S. Department of State professional exchange program that will enable 20 emerging leaders in inclusive employment from Kenya, Tanzania and Uganda to participate in a five-week Fellowship in the U.S. where they will learn about disability rights and inclusive employment.



ICI Hosts Japanese Delegation for Training in Boston (MA UCEDD/LEND)

In late October, the Institute for Community Inclusion (ICI) at the University of Massachusetts Boston (UMass Boston) hosted a delegation of disability and career services professionals from 3 Japanese universities: Kyoto University, Wakayama University, and Tsukuba University. The Japanese professionals came to Boston for training on how to serve students with disabilities in higher education, with a focus on career and employment.

The Chinese Historical Society of New England held its annual banquet Oct. 5 at Hei La Moon. Boston City Councilor Ed Flynn presented a citation to Peter Kiang, who was a CHSNE Sojourner Award recipient. (Image courtesy of Ling-Mei Wong.)


Chinese Historical Society Honors SGISD Professor (MA UCEDD/LEND)

SGISD's Peter Kiang was presented with the Sojourner Award. The honor commemorates early Chinese immigrants who were sojourners - workers looking for a piece of Gold Mountain to send back to China, while building railroads, harvesting crops and working in factories.





Neglected and Abused Abroad: A Look at the Severe Mistreatment of Individuals with Disabilities Around the World and How the US Can Help

A Report from the CCD International Task Force

With the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities potentially before the Senate this fall, the CCD International Task Force developed this report on the conditions faced by people with disabilities around the world and why the US must ratify the Convention.



Convention on the Rights of People with Disabilities: Get the Facts

Get the facts on the Disability Treaty, see what disability and veterans organizations support the treaty, and read some of the media response to the treaty's defeat in the Senate



Status Update on the CRPD

One page on the legislative history of the treaty and where it stands now.

pdf File CRPD Status Update.pdf [download]

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