When all children, regardless of their differences, are educated together, everyone benefits.
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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.
The café, staffed entirely by people with disabilities, is part of an effort to move people out of institutions and into the community and the workforce.
How do foundations decide when a grantee can survive without them?
In the year since the passage of a law that provides a basis for inclusive education, hundreds of schools in Armenia have become more welcoming to marginalized students.
In a country where disabilities invite stigma and discrimination, a discussion group is starting to change minds—and, possibly, laws.
Lo Stato della Follia (The State of Madness) is a documentary that exposes life within “criminal asylums” in Italy and the deprivation of basic rights for people with mental illness.
Member states continue to invest EU funds into institutions that confine and segregate people with disabilities. This report examines EU law and policy, and steps the European Commission can take to promote community living.