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International Women’s Day – remembering tragedy at Guatemala orphanage

One year ago today, 41 girls were killed in a fire in an orphanage in Guatemala. The girls, aged 14 to 17, had used the occasion of International Women’s Day to protest the sexual abuse they suffered in the institution

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Press release: Mexico’s draft mental health law would violate basic human rights if adopted by legislature

Washington, DC – February 5, 2018 – A new draft mental health law, now under consideration by Mexico’s Legislature, would continue to allow people with disabilities to be locked away in institutions – which is a violation of the UN

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Worldwide Children’s Campaign

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“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
Raúl Montoya, Colectivo Chuhcan