|2010-12-14||Conferences and workshops on social policy and Independent Living, personal assistance and peer support|
|2010-12-14||Stars of Hope 2010|
|2010-10-24||Stimulating Entrepreneurship in the Provision of social Services|
|2010-10-23||Stimulating Entrepreneurship in the Provision of social Services|
|2010-09-11||Disability Studies Conference at Lancaster University, UK|
|2010-07-01||The foundation in memory of Rolf Bergfors|
|2010-05-31||Judy Heumann joins US State Department as Special Advisor for International Disability Rights|
2009-11-16: November 2009 International seminar in Stockholm charges ILI with starting and coordinating networks on personal assistance and accessible public transportation.
2009-07-02: The European Anti-Discrimination Council’s annual European Citizen Award goes to Adolf Ratzka, Independent Living Institute for his many years of work towards elimination of discrimination of persons with disabilities.
2009-03-25: Sign The European Network on Independent Living’s (ENIL’s) petition for personal assistance in Europe
2008-11-03 According to a large British study on the country's experience with Individual Budgets for personal care and other services most persons report increased sense of being in control of their daily lives as a result of Individual Budgets
2008-02: Phitalis Were Masakhwe wonders why disability is not part of international development programs when one out of six poor people have a disability
The final report on the 4th All Africa Wheelchair Builder Congress, held in Tanzania in September 2007 is now available (PDF, 446 KB)
2008-01-24: "Post election violence and the disabled in Kenya" by Phitalis Were Masakhwe
"Handbook for Parliamentarians on the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities" explains what signing, ratifying and implementing the Convention by States means
M. Miles reviews rich countries' development and disability work: "... strategies continue to be based on massive ignorance...."
Personal Assistance in developing countries? Join and discuss a definition
2007-06-16: Stop discrimination! Help the EU pass an anti-discrimination directive!
2007-04-03: Equal opportunities in working life: video spots by YHD, Slovenien
2007-02-15: Free online course on the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA).
2007-02-14: Gordana Rajkov, ENIL Board member and founder of CIL Serbia, power wheelchair, ventilator and personal assistance user, was elected on January 21st to Serbia’s parliament
2006-09-19: The European Parliament (www.europarl.europa.eu) is offering paid traineeships to people with a disability, as a positive action measure aimed at facilitating the integration of disabled people in the workplace. More >>
2006-09-14: Video documentary about Center for Independent Living Serbia’s pilot project on personal assistance “The idea whose time has come." More >>
2006-09-13: Occupation (video and photo coverage) of Social Welfare Administration in Madrid by members of the Spanish Independent Living Movement "Foro de Vida Independiente" in protest against suggested legislation. More >>
2006-04-14: CIL Belgrade celebrates its 10 year anniversary of truly nation-building work in a turbulent time of the country’s history. Read about their accomplishments >> (PDF, 585 KB)
2006-01-31: Terry Cohen, a young man with a developmental disability writes a book about his life which can
be relevant for other youth in similar situations. More >>
2005-12-06: Buntan, Monthian. 2005-12-02. “Thailand Police arrest Blind and other Disabled Demonstrators." More >>
2005-12-02: Reflections about December 3, the UN Day of Disabled People by Phitalis Were Masakhwe, Afghanistan. Does some of his analysis apply to your country as well? More >>
2005-11-29: EU Commission scholarships for graduate programme in Special Education Needs. More >>
2005-10-19: Malaysan Airlines (MAS) accused of discriminating against disabled traveler. More >>
2005-10-18: In the Netherlands newly born babies with spina bifida are executed. The International federation for Spina Bifida and Hydrocephalus (IF). 2005-10-17. “Press release IF: ‘Dutch doctors oppose Groningen Protocol,’ 17 October 2005."
2005-09-12: The World Bank's Development Outreach magazine on international development has now printed a special issue on disability and poverty in developing countries. Read a summary, read full text.
2005-09-09: Hurricane Katrina victims with disabilities need temporary accessible housing. More >>
2005-09-05: ENIL, European Network on Independent Living, lobbies in Strasbourg.
2005-08-23: New advocacy training books. Plain language training books on advocacy, produced by an independent advocacy network in New Zealand, for people with disabilities and any disenfranchised groups. Topics covered are Introduction to Advocacy, Rules and Standards, Assertiveness Training, Advocacy in Action. Written in English, heavily illustrated, with CD. Available from www.advocacynetwork.org/products.htm
2005-07-10: Southern Africa Federation of the Disabled. 2005-06-20. “For Urgent Action: Disgusted by the Demolition of Poor People’s Homes and Market Stalls by Government of Zimbabwe."
2005-06-15: Junior Policy Officer position vacant at European Disability Forum deadline 29 June 2005, applications from disabled people are encouraged.
2005-05-19: Blind Spanish journalism student, fluent in English, seeks traineeship for the summer of 2005. See his letter and CV.
2005-04-29: Report from Mima Ruzicic, Novi Sad, Serbia and Montenegro, About the Situation of Personal Assistance Users and Students with Disabilities