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  • New York Times covers Disability Rights International victory in Guatemala

    New York Times covers Disability Rights International victory in Guatemala

    A Weekly Review article by John Rudolph in New York Times "Where Mental Asylums Live On" describes the global challenge of bringing an end to abuse and segregation of children and adults in psychiatric facilities. The article highlights Disability Rights International's (DRI) work in Guatemala and DRI's victory this week at the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights.

  • DRI helps Mexican activists fight human rights abuses

    DRI helps Mexican activists fight human rights abuses

    The New York Times published an article profiling the Colectivo Chuhcan, Mexico’s first human rights advocacy organization led by persons with psychiatric disabilities. Disability Rights International established the Colectivo in 2011 and helped the group spin off as an independent human rights organization.

  • Where hyenas are used to treat mental illness

    Where hyenas are used to treat mental illness

    Somalia has one of the highest rates of mental illness in the world and with a healthcare system devastated by years of war, most sufferers receive no medical help. Many are chained up - to trees or at home. Some are even locked in cages with hyenas. But one man is trying to change all that.

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