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DRI President Laurie Ahern op-ed in the Guardian

There are millions of infants, children and adolescents locked away and forgotten about in institutions all over the world. But the adoption of the UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (CRPD) – ratified by 174 countries – and the

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UN Disability Committee recognizes groundbreaking rights for children

September 27, 2017 – Washington, DC – The United Nations Committee on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities has explicitly stated that every child has a right to grow up in a family, not in an institution or group home, in

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Worldwide Children’s Campaign

Worldwide Children’s Campaign

Raúl Montoya, Colectivo Chuhcan

“Disability Rights International […] convincingly documents, with heartbreaking photos and videos, practices that it calls torture.”

The New York Times

Disability Rights International “[…] refuses to accept that the disabled in poor countries should be consigned to lives of torture.”

The Washington Post