July 14

DRI is hiring!

Disability Rights International (DRI) seeks experienced accounting and administrative staff committed to working for a fast-paced advocacy organization working to protect the rights of people with disabilities worldwide: Manager of Finance & Administration Administration Associate Please send resume and cover letter to jobs@DRIadvocacy.org.

June 21

NBC News Highlights DRI’s Work in Ukraine

Russia’s War Creates Orphanage Crisis In Ukraine More than 11 million people have fled Ukraine as a result of Russia’s invasion. But many of most the vulnerable — mentally and physically disabled children — have been left behind.

June 14

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

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

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

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 […]

September 17

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 […]