DI In Croatia


21.10.2014📷

Out of Institutions, Into the World

More than 8,200 people with intellectual or psychosocial disabilities in Croatia remain in segregated institutions and psychiatric hospitals with little control over decisions that affect their lives, Human Rights Watch said. While the Croatian government has made some progress in protecting the rights of people with disabilities, the process of moving people out of institutions and into community-based living arrangements has been limited and slow. In a video released by Human Rights Watch, people with psychosocial disabilities talked about the benefits of moving into the community after living in segregated institutions, some of them all their lives.


DI in Croatia, Human Rights Watch was in Croatia this summer to do the follow up research of 2010. The published report on the situation in institutions in Croatian for people with intellectual and mental disability 

http://www.hrw.org/reports/2010/09/23/once-you-enter-you-never-leave). 




This is a short movie filmed this summer in social care home Osijek.

Report: http://www.hrw.org/news/2014/10/06/croatia-locked-and-neglected

Memo to UN: http://www.hrw.org/news/2014/08/25/human-rights-watch-submission-united-nations-committee-rights-persons-disabilities-r


Shared by Radmila Stojanovic Babic (Ada from Susret NGO)

CARe Europe Country Representative Croatia

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