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Links: Advocacy - People

Australia - Disability Rights

The site of the Australian Human Rights and Equal Opportunity Commission featuring "a range of resources and links on disability rights and discrimination issues.

Canada - Council of Canadians with Disabilities

The Council of Canadians with Disabilities advocates at the federal level to improve the lives of men and women with disabilities in Canada, by eliminating inequality and discrimination. Our members include national, regional and local advocacy organizations that are controlled by persons with disabilities.

Disabled People South Africa (DPSA)

Disabled People South Africa (DPSA) has as it`s motto "Nothing About Us Without Us" in recognition of the need for disabled people to directly promote the human rights and development of all South Africans with disabilities.

Disabled Peoples International

An international organization working for the human rights of people with disabilities, with information about DPI and the magazine.

European Disability Forum

The EDF exists to represent disabled people in dialogue with the European Union and other European authorities. Its mission is to promote equal opportunities for disabled people and protect their human rights. EDF has 87 member organisations reflecting a broad geographical base and a wide range of concerns across the disability movement. European network of women with disabilities - to provide an open forum for exchanging experiences of life as a disabled woman to promote the interests and needs of women with disabilities to support disabled women in starting groups disabled women groups in their own countries.

Human Rights and Disability

United National High Commissioner for Human Rights, based in Geneva. The newly posted disabilty site has comprehensive information and full texts on the 2002 international study on human rights and disability, all UN treaty monitoring bodies and resolutions of the UN Human Rights Commission concerning disability.

International Disability Alliance

The IDA is comprised of 7 international membership organizations working together to present common voice on disability issues to UN agencies.

Tell Us Your Story.Com

This is a public "underground" for those of us with disabilities (and our parents, friends, spouses, caregivers, co-workers etc.). It`s the one place on the Web to share our disability culture and gain insight about living well with a disability.

UK - Disability Awareness in Action

A UK based international newsletter & issue papers, focused on human rights of people with disabilities.

UK - Leeds Advocacy

LEEDS ADVOCACY is a voluntary, not-for-profit organisation set up to provide advocacy services for people with learning disabilities in Leeds, West Yorkshire. Leeds Advocacy`s purpose is to speak out for people with learning disabilities and to help them to speak up for themselves.

USA - Advocating Change Together

The web site of ACT, a leading self-advocacy organization in the U.S. run by and for persons with developmental disabilities and their allies.

USA - Mental Disability Rights International

A U.S. and Hungary based advocacy group dedicated to recognition & enforcement of rights of people with mental disabilities.

USA - Mind Freedom

The site of U.S. based Support Coalition International, an advocacy group for "human rights of people in the psychiatric system," composed of 100 grassroots organizations in 14 countries.

USA - Speaking For Ourselves

Speaking For Ourselves is a group of people with disabilities in Pennsylvania, USA. Their web page tells about their philosophy of self-determination; gives a statement on closing institutions; has tips about using computers and the web for people with disabilities; shares songs about transportation, institutions, and other topics; and has links to other disability web pages.
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