Disability Rights International

Disability Rights International is a human rights organization dedicated to promoting the rights and full participation in society of people with disabilities. DRI documents human rights abuses, publishes reports on human rights enforcement, and promotes the international oversight of the rights of people with disabilities. 

DRI has found through its investigations that abuse against women and girls with disabilities - such as trafficking, forced sterilization, sexual violence and physical abuse - is rampant, especially when women and girls are locked away and forgotten about in institutions and orphanages. Drawing on the skills and expertise of attorneys, mental health professionals, human rights advocates, people with disabilities and their family members, DRI trains and supports advocates seeking legal and service system reform and assists governments in developing laws and policies to promote community integration and human rights enforcement for people with disabilities.

DRI is forging new alliances throughout the world to challenge the discrimination and abuse faced by people with disabilities, as well as working with locally-based advocates to create new advocacy projects and to promote citizen participation and human rights for children and adults.

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