Documenting and reporting on the pervasive and abusive practice of institutionalizing children and adults with disabilities.
Global campaigns to end institutionalization and empower people with disabilities to make change in their own societies.
To protect victims of abuse and ensure their full inclusion in society through international human rights bodies.
The International Children with Disabilities Protection Act protects children with disabilities to live and grow up in a family and avoid being placed in an institution or orphanage. It is everything we've fought for over 30 years.
Disability Rights International (DRI) and our affiliate Disability Rights Ukraine (DRU) have, over a ten-year period¹, documented the human rights concerns of more than 100,000 Ukrainian children – with and without disabilities – placed in congregate settings and left to grow up segregated from families and society in orphanages, boarding schools, psychiatric facilities, and other institutions.