“The billions of dollars of international aid being pumped into Ukraine during the war should also be used to shut down orphanages, support families to care for their children and build a community that accepts disability,” says Eric Rosenthal, Executive director of DRI. https://www.bbc.com/news/disability-62226636 Full documentary will be aired soon.
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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.
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 […]
They gave us the children no one else wanted. No one wants something hard and difficult like this. They unloaded them from the train like dead bodies. – Director, Institution #1 Children who come here stay their whole life. This is their fate. There is no place else to go. This is a degradation of […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]