Press Release SR on Rights of PWDs

Dear Colleagues:

Please find attached in WORD a Press Release on the address of the Special Rapporteur on the Human Rights of Persons with Disabilities to the Human Rights Council today. Catalina’s address is a call to action; and this Release is similarly a call to action, especially to human rights funders and within that, women’s rights funders, to increase integration of a disability perspective into their work and their funding. 

Please distribute broadly. 

Thank you, 

Diana Samarasan, Founding Executive Director

Disability Rights Fund, Inc.

Disability Rights Advocacy Fund, Inc.

89 South Street, Suite 203

Boston, MA 02111


t. 1.617.261.4593

f. 1.617.261.1977




From CBM International: An Interview with Ms Catalina Devandas

From UN Human Rights Council, Role of Special Rapporteur on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities. About Ms Catalina Devandas