On Friday, 1 March 2013, One Billion Strong conducted a training of trainers at American University’s Washington College of Law on using Human Rights. YES! for human rights education. The training included presentations on how to make workshops accessible for persons with disabilities and provided guidelines for trainers on facilitating human rights learning. The workshop also provided participants the opportunity to engage in exercises on myths and stereotypes related to disabilities, the interdependence of rights, and reasonable accommodation.
One Billion Strong’s Chairman Hassan Ali bin Ali signed the CRPD wall on August 28, 2012.
One Billion Strong conducted an airport accessibility study with Paralympic athletes who traveled to the London 2012 Paralympic Games. One Billion Strong filmed athletes departing from airports in Mexico, Malaysia, Turkey, and Kenya and arriving to London's Heathrow airport. One Billion Strong interviewed select athletes about their air transportation experience and is currently developing an education and awareness raising video that highlights both good and bad practice findings.
On July 25, during the XIX International AIDS Conference, One Billion Strong launched HIV/AIDS, Disability and Discrimination: A Thematic Guide on Inclusive Law, Policy, and Programming at an event hosted by the Stimson Center.
The Hot Topics blog is a forum for informal discussion about disability issues worldwide. It often features disability rights advocates as guest bloggers.
2 April 2013 – Early interventions can help people on the autism spectrum reach significant gains in their abilities, Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon today said, urging international attention to autism and other developmental disorders.