June 14, 2022

Side event: Lessons learned from Ukraine: Implementing the right to live in the community for children and adults in institutions during a time of war and emergency

United Nations, 15th session of Conference of State Parties to the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities Friday, June 17, 2022 10:00-11:15 EST Zoom registration: shorturl.at/juMQ8 Accessibility: CART and Sign Language Interpretation AvailableModerator: Eric Rosenthal, Executive Director, Disability Rights International Speakers: Gerard Quinn, UN Special Rapporteur on Disability Halyna Kurylo, Director of Ukraine’s […]

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 […]