CREA’s Disability, Sexuality, and Rights Online Institute (DSROI) is a six weeks long online course begun in 2010. The DSROI provides a study of theory and practice of the intersections of disability, gender and sexuality with a focus on perspectives from the global South.
The institute is aimed at activists, practitioners, academics and human rights actors working in areas such as disability rights, gender rights, development, sexual and reproductive health, sexuality, media, and law. The aim is to create awareness about how disability, sexuality and rights intersect, build a political perspective on how the sexual rights of persons with disabilities can be upheld, and provide knowledge on mechanisms for building more inclusive sexual rights advocacy.
Participants develop their ability to work in inclusive and holistic ways that further human rights and social justice. CREA coordinated the first Disability, Sexuality, and Rights Online Institute in 2010. After seven successful institutes, we now have a wide-ranging alumni base spread across the globe.