DRI Ambassador Holly Valance produced this video to raise awareness of the rights of children and adults with disabilities after accompanying us on a trip to Eastern European orphanages.
A montage of the conditions DRI has found in orphanages around the world. DRI is fighting to protect the human rights of all persons with disabilities and ensure that every child is given an opportunity to grow up in a loving family in the community.
DRI Director Eric Rosenthal receipt of the Charles Bronfman Prize in 2013.
Disability Rights International (DRI) and a coalition of partners from Mexico testified before the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights (IACHR) at a public hearing on Friday, March 23, 2012. DRI's findings in Mexico are "deeply disturbing" said DRI Executive Director Eric Rosenthal, J.D., "and the Mexican government must be pressured to protect its most vulnerable citizens - those locked away for a lifetime because they have a disability - living in orphanages, psychiatric institutions and other social care facilities."
DRI conducted a year-long investigation in Mexico in 2010, culminating in the release of the report, Abandoned & Disappeared: Mexico's Segregation and Abuse of Children and Adults with Disabilities. Within institutions, investigators identify a broad range of atrocious conditions and life-threatening forms of mistreatment.