Disabled Peoples’ International is a network of national organizations or assemblies of disabled people, established to promote human rights of disabled people through full participation, equalization of opportunity and development.
On February 27, I received an email from Shoji Nakanishi inviting Independent Living resource persons from the Asia-Pacific region to submit abstracts for presentation at the 7th DPI World Assembly in Korea from September 5-8 2007. I submitted one from the listed topics titled “The IL Movement in Developing Countries.” Going through the list of recommended international speakers, I discovered that I am the only speaker invited from Malaysia. This is indeed an honour as I consider myself still very new to the disability movement. I am keeping my fingers crossed that the abstract will be approved. Attending an international conference like this will give me much needed exposure and provide networking opportunities with leaders of the disability movement from other countries. My only concern is the low-protein diet that I am keeping. Ah well, I will cross the bridge when I come to it.