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Disability Rights

Disability Rights

In truly inclusive democracies, persons with disabilities enjoy human rights on an equal basis with others and fully participate in society. The Open Society Foundations tackle deeply entrenched discriminatory laws, practices, and attitudes that hinder full equality and inclusion of persons with disabilities in their communities.

Open Society Voices

Natia’s Story: Early Childhood Intervention in Georgia

December 16, 2013 by Hollie Hix-Small 3

Eastern Europe and Central Asia have the highest rates of institutionalized children in the world. For many, placement in an institution begins at birth.

For Europeans with Disabilities, a Move Toward Inclusion

December 3, 2013 by Ines Bulic

For the first time, the European Parliament has adopted rules to ensure its investments support community-based services for people with disabilities.

When Work Is More Than Just a Job

October 3, 2013 by Tomislav Zaja 3

What does work mean to us? People with intellectual disabilities can provide a powerful answer to that question.

Open Society People

Emily Martinez
Director of Human Rights Initiative
Open Society Foundations–Washington, D.C., Human Rights Initiative
Director, Mental Health Initiative
Public Health Program, Open Society Institute–Budapest

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