MDAC launches major report on the right to legal capacity across Europe, calling for an end to the invisibility of people with disabilities placed under guardianship. It is time to #endcivildeath.
Our Executive Director's opinion piece in a weekly newspaper in Moldova: segregation of girls and women with disabilities is wrong and unjust
Joint press release by the Mental Disability Advocacy Center and the Human Rights Law Network, Mumbai
Budapest, 24 October. This week the UN Committee on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination against Women reviewed Moldova’s compliance with global women’s rights. It called on women with disabilities to be protected from abuse, highlighting sexual assault in residential institutions, involuntary treatment, and forced sterilisation.
The UN represents universality and indivisibility of human rights norms. So why is the UN Human Rights Committee ignoring the human rights of people with disabilities? New blog post on Oliver talks.
On World Mental Health Day, the Romanian government commits itself to providing access to civil society representatives to monitor institutions for people with disabilities across the country. MDAC welcomes this important important development.
9 October 2013. The conviction of Mikhail Kosenko points to broad violations of human rights and the political abuse of psychiatry. Over 100,000 people are detained in a gulag of ‘psychiatric institutions’ across the country.
A psycho suit is as unacceptable as selling an “Islamic terrorist” outfit, complete with fake beard and machine gun. Both costumes perpetuate stereotypes. Oliver explains why MDAC has raised corporate sales practices with the Prime Minister of Luxembourg - as a human rights issue.
3 October 2013. The UN Committee on the Elimination of Discrimination against Women has expressed concerns about the abuse of women in psychiatric hospitals in Moldova. The concerns were raised with representatives of the Moldovan government as the Committee reviewed the country’s most recent reports under the Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination against Women.
30 September 2013, Budapest. Today, for the second time, the UN Committee on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (CRPD Committee) told the Hungarian government to stop disenfranchising people with intellectual disabilities.


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