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Disability Rights Promotion International: Monitoring Disability Rights

Disability Rights Promotion International (DRPI) helps disability organizations learn to watch (monitor) the disability rights situation.
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Deaf people know they experience discrimination. But governments and funders want to see evidence. Disability Rights Promotion International (DRPI) helps disability organizations learn to gather evidence. For example, organizations can interview deaf people or people with disabilities. This is a way to collect individual stories about how disabled people experience discrimination. Organizations also can watch what the media says about deaf and disabled people. And organizations also can learn about laws that protect or hurt deaf and disabled people.

DRPI has staff and partner organizations in many countries around the world. Their website also has a series of training modules. These training modules explain how to monitor disability rights in your country. For example, one module explains how to organize and coordinate interviews. Also, another module explains how to write your monitoring report. Your organization can then use the monitoring report to show evidence of discrimination.

What resources you can find in DRPI’s website

Also visit the Disability Rights Promotion International (DRPI) website to find many monitoring reports on disability rights. These reports explain the situation of disability rights in many countries. 

Meanwhile, DRPI monitors discrimination against all people with disabilities. They do not focus on deaf people. But deaf organizations can use the same skills to focus on deaf people. 

The DRPI website is accessible for people using screen reading software. But their accessibility has some limits. For example, some links do not have labels to say where they go. The training modules use videos. Each video is in spoken English and also had English captions. In addition, each video has a full transcript available. 

Looking beyond Disability Rights Promotion International (DRPI)

Also find more international-level organizations of and for deaf people. Or you can learn how to find local deaf organizations, or other local disability organizations.

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