3 December 2013. On the International Day of Persons with Disabilities, our Executive Director encourages everyone to become a human rights activist. Read his 10 advocacy tips!
MDAC today urges the new Norwegian government to remove its declaration to the UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities which fundamentally undermines core human rights principles.
On the International Day of Students, MDAC, together with the European Roma Rights Centre (ERRC), urges governments to end the segregation of children with disabilities and Roma children in education, and to ensure inclusive education for all children.
Our Executive Director's new blog post about the unlawful detention of people in psychiatric hospitals in West Bengal. Click to read the blog post in English and Bengali.
MDAC launches major report on the right to legal capacity across Europe, calling for an end to the invisibility of people with disabilities placed under guardianship. It is time to #endcivildeath.
Our Executive Director's opinion piece in a weekly newspaper in Moldova: segregation of girls and women with disabilities is wrong and unjust
Joint press release by the Mental Disability Advocacy Center and the Human Rights Law Network, Mumbai
Budapest, 24 October. This week the UN Committee on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination against Women reviewed Moldova’s compliance with global women’s rights. It called on women with disabilities to be protected from abuse, highlighting sexual assault in residential institutions, involuntary treatment, and forced sterilisation.
The UN represents universality and indivisibility of human rights norms. So why is the UN Human Rights Committee ignoring the human rights of people with disabilities? New blog post on Oliver talks.
On World Mental Health Day, the Romanian government commits itself to providing access to civil society representatives to monitor institutions for people with disabilities across the country. MDAC welcomes this important important development.