December 10, 2018

Support Disability Rights International today

Dear DRI supporter, It is hard to believe, but it has been 25 years since Disability Rights International (DRI) was founded! In the beginning, we were trying to convince the world that disability rights were human rights, that all people – regardless of a disability – are protected by the same human rights. And due […]

November 27, 2018

DRI files case demanding US end torture of children – story in the Guardian

In 2010, Disability Rights International filed an “urgent appeal” to the United Nations to stop the use of electric shocks as punishment against children with disabilities at the Judge Rotenberg Center in Massachusetts. DRI called it “Torture not Treatment” and the UN Special Rapporteur on Torture agreed. The shocks were banned on new admissions to […]

September 27, 2018

DRI releases report on Kenya – infanticide and abuse

Nairobi, Kenya – September 27, 2018 – Disability Rights International (DRI) released a report today documenting the intense pressure that Kenyan parents face – to murder their own children – if they are born with a disability. Children with disabilities are considered cursed or possessed. And throughout Kenya many believe that having such a child […]

July 16, 2018

DRI releases new report on Guatemala – voluntourism, abuse, trafficking

Guatemala City – July 16, 2018 – Disability Rights International (DRI), along with Colectivo Vida Independiente de Guatemala and the Guatemalan Human Rights Ombudsman, today released a report documenting the human rights violations, abuse and trafficking of children in orphanages and institutions across the country. “The Guatemalan government has failed to protect children from family […]