The International Children with Disabilities Protection Act protects children with disabilities to live and grow up in a family and avoid being placed in an institution or orphanage. It is everything we've fought for over 30 years.
Inter- American Commission on Human Rights hears testimony on abuse and torture case filed by DRI and Georgetown Law School’s O’Neil Institute
Washington, DC, July 2023 – The Inter-American Commission on Human Rights (IACHR), recently held a public hearing on a case filed against the Mexican government by Disability Rights International (DRI) and Georgetown University Law School’s O'Neill Institute, regarding the abuses and torture perpetrated against children and adults – most with developmental disabilities - who are confined indefinitely to the Casa Esperanza Institution in Mexico.
International Children with Disabilities Protection Act: Senate Briefing & Reception December 6th 2022
Link to DRI PSA Senate Bill for the International Children with Disabilities Protection Act. HERE [embed]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=naepOo4snKA[/embed] Link to Livestream recording of the Senate Briefing & Reception Celebrating the International Children with Disabilities Protection Act and International Day of Persons with Disabilities. HERE [embed]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DLEp5zZV4w0[/embed]
Celebrating International Day of Disability and the International Children with Disabilities Protection Act
Bipartisan Senators Introduce International Children with Disabilities Protection Act in US Congress
This bill represents everything we’ve been working on for over two decades. All children — especially children with disabilities — need our support to live and grow up in a loving family. And they need protection against being placed in orphanages or other institutions.
— Laurie Ahern, President, Disability Rights International
BBC followed Disability Rights International into Ukraine institutions for children with disabilities
"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.