USICD Blog

USICD's Blog

USICD has launched a blog to provide a forum for more in depth analysis and reflection on important issues relating to disability rights.  The blog will be updated frequently and will feature posts by USICD Board Members, Staff, Guest bloggers, and more.  

You can visit USICD's Blog at http://usicd.wordpress.com

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Disabled Advocates Demand Ratification of Disability Treaty #CRPD!
Feel the energy of these advocates calling for U.S. ratification of an important agreement among countries to uphold the civil rights of 1 billion people with disabilities around the world!  Yes, this six-minute video has captions! Take action to support the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (CRPD, “Disability Treaty”) at http://disabilitytreaty.org.  The […]

Ride or Die
By Daniel Van Sant Daniel Van Sant is one of eight participants in the 2014 Youth in International Development and Affairs (YIDA) internship program. He and other YIDA interns have written a series of blog posts about their experiences with the YIDA program this summer, to be posted at this blog.  USICD coordinates the YIDA internship program, which brings a cohort […]

The Life-Long Impact of YIDA
By Theophilus Jlateh Theophilus Jlateh is one of eight participants in the 2014 Youth in International Development and Affairs (YIDA) internship program.  He and other YIDA interns will be writing a series of blog posts about their experiences with the YIDA program this summer, to be posted at this blog.  USICD coordinates the YIDA internship program, which brings a cohort […]

Accessibility Shouldn’t Stop at the Door
By Lindsay Lee Lindsay Lee is one of eight participants in the 2014 Youth in International Development and Affairs (YIDA) internship program.  She and other YIDA interns will be writing a series of blog posts about their experiences with the YIDA program this summer, to be posted at this blog.  USICD coordinates the YIDA internship program, which brings a […]

Walking the Walk
By Maegan Shanks Maegan Shanks is one of eight participants in the 2014 Youth in International Development and Affairs (YIDA) internship program.  She and other YIDA interns will be writing a series of blog posts about their experiences with the YIDA program this summer, to be posted at this blog.  USICD coordinates the YIDA internship program, which brings a […]

Toward Disability Rights
By Vivian Fridas Vivian Fridas  is one of eight participants in the 2014 Youth in International Development and Affairs (YIDA) internship program.  She and other YIDA interns will be writing a series of blog posts about their experiences with the YIDA program this summer, to be posted at this blog.  USICD coordinates the YIDA internship program, which brings a cohort […]

Reflections on COSP as a Way of Observing the Past, Present, and Future of Human Rights for Persons with Disabilities
By Kathryn Carroll Kathryn Carroll is one of eight participants in the 2014 Youth in International Development and Affairs (YIDA) internship program. She and other YIDA interns will be writing a series of blog posts about their experiences with the YIDA program this summer, to be posted at this blog.  USICD coordinates the YIDA internship program, which brings a cohort […]

YIDA Intern Shares His Perspectives on 7th COSP
By Daniel Van Sant Daniel Van Sant is one of eight participants in the 2014 Youth in International Development and Affairs (YIDA) internship program. He and other YIDA interns will be writing a series of blog posts about their experiences with the YIDA program this summer, to be posted at this blog.  USICD coordinates the YIDA internship program, which brings a […]

Learning and Growing in DC
By Theophilus Jlateh Theophilus Jlateh is one of eight participants in the 2014 Youth in International Development and Affairs (YIDA) internship program.  He and other YIDA interns will be writing a series of blog posts about their experiences with the YIDA program this summer, to be posted at this blog.  USICD coordinates the YIDA internship program, which brings a cohort […]

Learning on the Job
By Vivian Fridas Vivian Fridas  is one of eight participants in the 2014 Youth in International Development and Affairs (YIDA) internship program.  She and other YIDA interns will be writing a series of blog posts about their experiences with the YIDA program this summer, to be posted at this blog.  USICD coordinates the YIDA internship program, which brings a cohort […]