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Rick Santorum Renews Call To Defeat UN Disabilities Treaty

The Huffington Post | Shadee Ashtari | Posted 11.05.2013 | Politics

Ahead of Tuesday’s hearings on the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (CRPD), held by the Senate Committee on Foreign Relations, ...

Time to Ratify the Global Disabilities Convention

Ted Kaufman | Posted 01.23.2014 | World
Ted Kaufman

The treaty requires countries that ratify it to begin to work toward standards on accessibility and infrastructure for the disabled similar to our own. One hundred and thirty-eight countries have now ratified the convention. The United States is not among them.

The Way Forward

Kristin Duquette | Posted 11.25.2013 | Impact
Kristin Duquette

The disabled community is being seen by the international community for their potential and worth, leaders, assets in society, agents of progress and contributors to the world.

Indigenous Children With Disabilities Have Rights Too

Shantha Rau Barriga | Posted 10.07.2013 | World
Shantha Rau Barriga

Olga thought she had been segregated from other students as a punishment for not understanding Spanish. Only after she'd become an adult did she realize that the teacher had been trying to protect her from getting injured by her classmates.

Ratify the Convention on the Rights of Persons With Disabilities

Caryl M. Stern | Posted 08.05.2013 | Impact
Caryl M. Stern

This critical international human rights treaty would give people with disabilities across the globe the same of kind protections afforded to U.S. citizens by the landmark Americans with Disabilities Act.

Getting People With Disabilities the Jobs They Need

Jennifer Laszlo Mizrahi | Posted 02.10.2013 | Politics
Jennifer Laszlo Mizrahi

Sadly, despite the fact that America passed the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) twenty-two years ago, Americans with disabilities are no more likely to be employed today than they were before the ADA was the law of the land.

A Global Fair Deal for the Disabled

Don Kraus | Posted 11.30.2012 | Politics
Don Kraus

The Senate is on the verge of ratifying the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (CRPD). This would be amazing! The Senate has not been able to push through a multilateral treaty since the Chemical Weapons convention in 1997.