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View the latest blog post from our Executive Director. With the European Commission’s blessing and funding, the Hungarian Government is steaming ahead with plans to segregate people with disabilities from large institutions into smaller ones. These are what they call “group homes” (institutions with 8 to 12 beds) and “living centres” (institutions of up to 25 beds). The new institutions, by their very definition, will continue to segregate people from the community. Segregation is a violation of international law. It breeds societal anger, frustration and resentment. It entrenches the very prejudices from which disability rights emerged to eradicate. Enough is enough. »
15 January 2014. Every day hundreds of people in India get electrocuted through their brain without their consent while they are fully awake. Read our Executive Director's blog post on why the Indian Psychiatric Society and the World Psychiatric Association should end its support of this terrifying and dangerous practice. »
Today, the Mental Disability Advocacy Center has resorted to submitting a complaint to the European Ombudsman alleging maladministration of the European Commission, for funding the segregation of 24,000 adults and children with disabilities in the country. »
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