Work & Employment
RI Global’s Commission on Work and Employment promotes the rights of Persons with Disabilities (PwDs) to participate in labour, trade unions and other integrated settings, thereby empowering them to be productive members of society.
Dr. jur. Friedrich Mehrhoff acted as director of strategic rehabilitation issues in the German Federation of Insurers against Work Accidents (DGUV) in Berlin (Germany) until October 2018 (retirement). Many stakeholders still ask for his recommendations nationally and internationally in strategies how to increase the employment rate of persons with disabilities and to retain their employability. He chaired the group who prepared the ISSA-Guidelines (Geneva) on return to work and he acted as father of the Disability Management in Germany and promotes this program as an economic and social investment worldwide. He is member of the Executive Board of Rehabilitation International (RI) and chairs the Commission on Work and Employment in this World Organization (New York). He is looking for strategic partners worldwide to find efficient strategies for an inclusive labour market. Recently (10/2019) he finished a study on behalf of the German Labour Ministry for identifying good examples of barrier-free private enterprises all over the world.
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In 2019, RI aiming to draw more attention to disability affairs and inspire greater contributions to a more equal, inclusive, and accessible society worldwide, initiated the Rehabilitation International Award for Outstanding Achievements, recognizing individuals...
https://youtu.be/Mdb3xaUpfyM Press Release - Organizing Committee The Global IT Challenge for youth with disabilities (GITC), which seeks to strengthen the IT capabilities of youth with disabilities and bridge the digital divide, is recruiting countries to participate...
The project Universal Design in Kindergarten and School, Guidelines and Universal Tools, is a project in cooperation between Rehabilitation International (RI) Norway and the Education Commission in RI International. The project is funded by grants from Global...
RI Submission to the Committee on the rights of persons with disabilities – Draft General Comment on article 27 on the right of persons with disabilities to work and employment
Rehabilitation International – Commission on Work and Employment submitted comments to the Committee on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (the Committee) for the Draft General Comment on art. 27 of the CRPD, as follows: Page 6 (18): Within the first sentence...
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