Press & Opinions

2017

March 22, 2017
The Guatemala fire tragedy shows why it’s time to get rid of orphanages
The Washington Post

March 16, 2017
A tragedy at a children’s home in Guatemala
The Economist

March 15, 2017
Children Who Survived Fire in Guatemala Are Still Not Safe, Report Says
The New York Times

March 9, 2017
Mexican government accused of torture at disabled care home
The Guardian

2016

October 7, 2016
Legal capacity – take and give (video)
RTS National News (in Serbian)

September 26, 2016
Out of sight: the orphanages where disabled children are abandoned
The Guardian

September 12, 2016
Anna Arganashvili about problems of children with autism while using public transportation
JAM News (in Georgian)

August 26, 2016
PHR demands remedy for person with disability because of discriminatory treatment against him
Liberali (in Georgian)

July 12, 2016
Court found the rule of parking in Tbilisi to be discriminatory toward people with disabilities
Liberali

July 8, 2016
International Conference to Advance Equality for Persons with Disabilities
United National Press Center

July 7, 2016
Residential institution Veternik between old habits and new rules
NIN Press (in Serbian)

July 3, 2016
Equality before the law and supported decision-making
RTS National News (in Serbian)

Equality before the law and supported decision-making (video)
RTS National News (in Serbian)

June 30, 2016
Problems of Early Development Services for Children
TV Pirveli

June 25, 2016
Inclusive education (video)
Rustavi 2 (in Georgian)

June 14, 2016
Serbia must respect disability rights (press release)
Media Center (in Serbian)

May 31, 2016
Discriminatino of child with autism on the grounds of disability
Radio Imedi (in Georgian)

May 19, 2015
Constitutional case of women with disabilities living in the institution (video)
Matsne (in Georgian)

May 18, 2016
Disability Rights International will file a complain for abuses at Casa Esperanza
Milenio TV (In Spanish)

May 15, 2016
Disability Rights International will denounce Mexico before the IACHR for torture and violations against disabled
El hormiguero (In Spanish)

Disability Rights International will denounce Mexico before the IACHR for torture and violations against disabled
Desinformémonos (In Spanish)

May 13, 2016
Mexico without interest in persons with disabilities 
OR Multimedios (In Spanish)

May 12, 2016
Torture, sexual violence and more…the disabled in Mexico
Global media (In Spanish)

Disabled face torture, sexual violence and forced sterilization
Antes de Eva (In Spanish)

May 11, 2016
Mexico ignores the grave abuses against persons with disabilities: international NGO
Animal Politico (in Spanish)

Mexico ignores the grave abuses against persons with disabilities: international NGO
e-Veracruz (In Spanish)

Why David Muir “Will Stay on the Case” of the Forgotten Children
TVNewser

Mexico ignores abuses against disabled: NGO
Mientras Tanto (in Spanish)

Mexico ignores the grave abuses against persons with disabilities
Vanguardia (in Spanish)

Mexico ignores the graves abuses against persons with disabilities
El blog de budy y el golfo (in Spanish)

May 10, 2016
David Muir Reports: Lawsuit to be Filed Against Mexico for Human Rights Abuses Against Disabled
ABC News

Unsolved: possible irregularies against children in Casa Esperanza: DRI
Noticias MVS (in Spanish)

Lawsuit to be Filed Against Mexico for Alleged Abuses Against Disabled
My Central Oregon

DIF-DF denounces violation of privacy by organization
Excelsior (in Spanish)

DIF-DF denounces Disability Rights International
Noticieros de Mexico (in Spanish)

April 22, 2016
My Right, Your Obligation – Education Institutions (video)
RTS National News (in Serbian)

April 21, 2016
Discrimination of people with disabilities conducted by the dolfinarium (video)
Adjara TV (in Georgian)

Problems of inclusive education (video)
TV Pirveli

April 1, 2016
World Autism Day (video)
GDS (in Georgian)

March 29, 2016
School as a reward (video)
Pescsnik (in Serbian)

March 26, 2016
School as a reward (15 minute video)
Pescanik (in Serbian)

March 23, 2016
Education as a precondition of equality of children with disabilities (press release)
Media Center (in Serbian)

February 9, 2016
Demonstration against discrimination of children with disabilities conducted by public officials
Public Broadcaster (in Georgian)

2015

November 6, 2015
Round table on the rights of children with disabilities
Subotica (in Serbian)

August 13, 2015
Adapted environment for people with disabilities (video)
Rustavi 2 (in Georgian)

August 11, 2015
Investigation: what is happening to children in Ukrainian Institutions?
Voice of America (Ukrainian)

August 9, 2015
“El gobierno abandonó no sólo a los niños sino a sus familias”: Priscila Rodríguez
Univision Al Punto, interview about abuses in Mexican institutions (Spanish)

August 1, 2015

The Visionaries on PBS, No One Left Behind, a 2-part documentary profiling DRI’s work and the impact it has had worldwide

July 30, 2015
Mexico City Bans Cages, Restraints at Facilities for People with Disabilities
ABC News

July 22, 2015
Denuncian abuso sexual y maltrato en casa hogar para débiles mentales del DF
Proceseo (Spanish)

June 11, 2015
Представительница НПО: инвалиды в украинских интернатах подвергаются насилию
United Nations Radio (Russian)

May 1, 2015
Inclusion of people with disabilities (video)
Radio Imedi (in Georgian)

April 25, 2015
Rights of Children are Severely Violated in Ukraine
Apostrophe (Ukrainian)

April 18, 2015
Ukraine’s disabled orphans face abuse, new report shows
Stefan Bos, Vatican Radio

April 17, 2015
Orphanages and institutions: prison or social care facility?
Ukrainian National Public Radio (45 minute video)

April 17, 2015
In Ukrainian Institutions Girls Receive Forced Abortions
Magnolia TV (Ukrainian)

April 16, 2015
Ukraine’s disabled condemned to life in institutions
Peter Leonard and Efrem Lukatsky, Associated Press

March 2, 2015
Forced Sterilization in Mexico

Al Jazeera

February 26, 2015
Mexican women with mental health problems pressured into sterilisation
Jo Tuckman, The Guardian

2014

December 7, 2014
World’s Most Dangerous Hospital
Chris Rogers, BBC Our World

Mexico: The Abandoned
Channel 4 Unreported World

November 15, 2014
DRI and PHR joint training about disability rights
Adjara TV

January 10, 2014
Georgia’s young disabled ‘left behind’ by childcare reform
Rayhan Demytrie, BBC News

2013

November 3, 2013
Where Mental Asylums Live On
John Rudolf, The New York Times Sunday Review

June 4, 2013
Eric Rosenthal, Disability Rights Pioneer, Wins Charles Bronfman Prize
Kenneth Kalman, The Jewish Week

September 30, 2005
Turkey’s Disabled
The New York Times Opinion Pages

 

Op-Eds by DRI Staff

January 15, 2016
CNN Should Reexamine Support for Orphanages
DRI President Laurie Ahern’s blog post featured on The Huffington Post

June 2, 2015
Ukraine Orphanages Feeder for Human Trafficking
DRI President Laurie Ahern’s blog post featured on The Huffington Post

May 22, 2015
Donors Need to Support Vulnerable Families not Rebuild Nepalese Orphanages
DRI President Laurie Ahern’s blog post featured on the The Huffington Post

May 8, 2014
Helping the children in Ukraine
DRI Executive Director Eric Rosenthal published in the Chicago Tribune

August 9, 2013
Orphanages are no place for children
DRI President Laurie Ahern published in the Washington Post

May 20, 2012
Nations must protect their children, not their reputations
DRI President Laurie Ahern published in the Washington Post

October 2, 2010
Disabled children at Mass. school are tortured, not treated
DRI President Laurie Ahern published in the Washington Post