Advancing and monitoring the rights of people with mental disabilities in neuro-psychiatric residential institutions

April 2016 – April 2019

Amount granted: EUR 368 118

Donors: European Union

Partners: European Association of Service Providers for Persons with Disabilities, The Alliance of Organizations for People with Disabilities

Project Goal: Empower persons in neuro-psychiatric residential institutions and local CSOs to defend and monitor the rights of persons with mental disabilities in Moldova.

Project Objectives:

  • Promote greater awareness of the rights of people with mental disabilities through their empowerment as self-advocates;
  • Capacity-building of CSOs to enhance and to monitor the CRPD implementation in neuro-psychiatric residential institutions;
  • Combat discrimination of persons with mental disabilities living in neuro-psychiatric residential institutions and promote community for all.

Implementation regions: Orhei, Bălți, Edineț, Soroca, Hîncești, Dubăsari.

Main activities:

  1. National informational campaign regarding the rights of persons with disabilities;
  2. Developing the Hotline service for reporting human rights violation;
  3. Workshops for persons with disabilities living in neuro-psychiatric residential institutions in self-determination, self-advocacy and human rights;
  4. Capacity-building of residential institutions staff and CSO’s in promoting and respecting the rights of persons with disabilities;
  5. Develop the national mechanism  of monitoring the human rights protection of persons with disabilities;
  6. Provide legal assistance and support services to persons with mental disabilities from institutions, which have been deprived of their rights.
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