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).





Call for Proposals - Pacific Rim International Conference on Disability and Diversity

PacRim has been bringing people together for more than 30 years. And PacRim 2019 is no exception. We want individuals with disabilities, their families, service providers, researchers, educators, employers, deep thinkers, change agents, policy makers and entrepreneurs to join us in March 2019. Only by coming together and sharing can we offer individuals with disabilities a better future.



The Crip, the Fat and the Ugly in an Age of Austerity: Resistance, Reclamation, and Affirmation Forum

A special June 2018 forum entitled �The Crip, The Fat and The Ugly in an Age of Austerity: Resistance, Reclamation, and Affirmation has been published in the Review of Disability Studies (RDS) Journal. The forum includes a series of articles exploring the processes and politics of austerity upon diverse and marginalized embodiments-how capitalism makes sense of and shapes body-minds; the ways in which austerity both marks and produces bodies and selves, and the means through which these are further shaped by disability, race, class, gender, age, size, sexuality, and nation. Articles for this forum were compiled by RDS Guest Editors, Dr. Jen Slater of Sheffield Hallam University and Dr. Kirsty Liddiard of The University of Sheffield (United Kingdom).



International Fellowship Host Application Open

AUCD is actively seeking Fall 2018 hosts for the International Professional Fellows Program for Inclusive Disability Employment (PFP-IDE). PFP-IDE is a U.S. Department of State-sponsored professional exchange program that will enable inclusive employment advocates from Kenya, Tanzania and Uganda to study best practices in the U.S. and develop partnerships with AUCD network members. Professional Fellows will learn about inclusive employment at AUCD member host sites, contribute to centers' projects and activities, and develop an inclusive employment project that they will implement in their home countries.





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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