April 15, 2022

DRILifeSaver: Protect Children and Adults with Disabilities in Ukraine’s Institutions

We need your help. For thirty years, Disability Rights International (DRI) has been a global leader in using human rights documentation to fight violence and abuse against children and adults with disabilities. During the COVID pandemic, access to institutions became more difficult at a time that institutions became even more dangerous. DRI created DRILifeSaver to […]

March 14, 2022

Ukraine Emergency Action – DRI Seeks Immediate Support

Your support is needed to protect children and adults with disabilities in Ukraine.  Everyone is suffering.  But babies, children, and adults with disabilities in group homes, orphanages and institutions are lost and forgotten. In this conflict, they are in grave danger of being abandoned by staff — facing starvation and death.  DRI is sounding the […]

March 1, 2022

Urgent Action: Protect People with Disabilities and Children in Ukraine’s Orphanages

Immediate attention is needed to protect people with disabilities in Ukraine and ensure their full inclusion in international relief efforts. Disability Rights International (DRI) is especially concerned about 100,000 to 200,000 children segregated from society in the country’s orphanages.   Residential institutions are dangerous places for children – especially during armed conflict – segregated from society […]

October 13, 2021

New report: Still at Risk – Death and Disappearance of Survivors of the fire at Hogar Seguro Virgen de la Asunción

Guatemala City, October 13, 2021 – Disability Rights International (DRI) published a report detailing how survivors of the fire and children who were detained at Hogar Seguro Virgen de la Asuncion in Guatemala are still at risk. On March 7, 2017, boys and girls protested the physical and sexual abuse, rape and trafficking they suffered […]

September 17, 2021

More than 200 endorsements of Call to Action to protect the right to family

At least 10 million children around the world grow up without the love and care of a family in orphanages, institutions and “residential care.” More than a billion dollars a year in development and charity money supports orphanages, residential care, and group homes. DRI reports have documented abuse, neglect, trafficking and exploitation of these children. Now, more than 200 disability and children’s […]