“America leads on disability rights by example, but we must advance them internationally,” says U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry, in The Americans with Disabilities Act Turns 25: Now We Must Work for Global Equality.
DDRA provides grants to colleges and universities to fund individual doctoral students who conduct research in other countries, in modern foreign languages and area studies for periods of six to 12 months.
Those who may apply:
Institutions of Higher Education
Graduate students in doctoral programs in the fields of foreign languages and area studies must apply through the institutions in which they are enrolled.
Those who are eligible to apply:
Must be a citizen or national of the United States or is a permanent resident of the United States;
Must be a graduate student in good standing at an institution of higher education in the United States who, when the fellowship begins, is admitted to candidacy in a doctoral program in modern foreign languages and area studies at that institution;
Are planning a teaching career in the United States upon graduation; and
Possess adequate skills in the language(s) necessary to carry out the dissertation project.
To learn more about the program and apply, please visit the Postsecondary Education website here.
A webinar will also be held for those seeking more in depth information, please see details below.
Date: March 11, 2015 Time: 1:00pm-3:00pm, ET To register click here.
Call-in information: (Please note, for audio you must use the conference call line):
A child’s earliest years present the best window of opportunity to ensure good outcomes later in life. Early childhood development programs that include education, health, nutrition and social protection components have proven to be effective in several countries, but despite this growing evidence, more than 200 million children in developing countries under the age of 5 will not reach their development potential.
CEC was invited to participate and attended the event. The panel discussed how to use the evidence to influence policy makers and scale up investments moving forward to ensure that children not only survive their early years, but also thrive during this period. This event was convened by the World Bank Group and co-hosted by the Global Partnership for Education.
Disability-Inclusive Sustainable Development Goals
The observance of the Day aims to promote an understanding of disability issues and mobilize support for the dignity, rights and well-being of persons with disabilities. It also seeks to increase awareness of gains to be derived from the integration of persons with disabilities in every aspect of political, social, economic and cultural life.
The 2014 commemoration of IDPD will work to harness the power of technology to promote inclusion and accessibility to help realize the full and equal participation of persons with disabilities in society and shape the future of sustainable development for all.
Below, please find resources with information on each sub-theme that focuses on the promise of technology:
Disability-Inclusive Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)
Here's how to advocate for individuals with disabilities across the globe in only 2 minutes:
The Senate Foreign Relations Committee marked up the United Nations Convention for the Rights of Persons with Disabilities, an international treaty that protects the human rights of individuals with disabilities on July 22, 2014. The next step is for the Senate to vote on the treaty. We need your voice today!
2.Tweet both of your Senators TODAY to show your support. Click here for list of your Senators Twitter IDs. Remember to use #ISupportCRPD for each tweet you send.
Sample Tweet: "Let's promote respect for everyone's inherent dignity. @(SenatorID) I urge you to support passage of #ISupportCRPD."
The Convention on the Right of Persons with Disabilities is the vital framework to protect the human rights of persons with disabilities across the world. Inspired by our own Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), which served as the model for the Treaty, the CRPD protects the values of independence, respect, and dignity for individuals with disabilities.
More than 700 American organizations, from disability groups, 20+ veterans' service organizations (most recently the American Legion), businesses associations, and faith-based organizations have pledged their support to this treaty. The United States signed the CRPD in 2009. It's time for our Senators to ratify the treaty.
We need to advocate to ALL Senators but targeted advocacy needs to be directed towards: