Transforming Communities for Inclusion (TCI)
The identity of ‘Persons with psychosocial disabilities’ has been derived from the CRPD description of disability and is inclusive of persons who identify as ‘users and survivors of psychiatry’, ‘mad’ persons’ and persons with intersectional and neurodiverse identities, including persons with psychosocial disabilities.
In TCI, we say that, any attribution of ‘mental illness’ by service providers, or society at large, will also evoke the same legal, societal barriers to participation: Such persons are also part of our movement. So are persons who may never have used a mental health service, but experience high restriction of participation due to social, legal, attitudinal barriers to their neurodiversity.
The legacy of our worldwide movement
TCI (Global) sets an example on the importance of Socratic Dialogue- using peaceful means towards reaching the goal of preparing and transforming the communities for the inclusion of people with psychosocial disabilities.
To provide a global platform for people with psychosocial disabilities to create a common vision for advocacy for our inclusion at the national level.
To develop status, white and strategy papers for advocacy actions with respect to laws, policies, and institutional relationships in the region, to facilitate an enabling environment, for the full inclusion of people with psychosocial disabilities.
To mobilize persons with psychosocial disabilities and cross disability supporters, to advocate for our inclusion within disability and development through well formed program instruments including Fellowships, Microgrants, Country Missions, Multi-stakeholder platforms, etc.
To support and encourage multi-national, multi-regional, south-south and north south collaborations and to facilitate and participate in sub-regional, regional thematic consultations, plenaries and global plenaries of DPOs of persons with psychosocial disabilities and our cross disability supporters.
To lead, partake of and contribute to global advocacy on the full realization of our human rights, particularly Article 19 (Living independently and being included in the community), by collaborating and influencing various INGOs, think tanks, co-operations, academia, and efforts by UN agencies, for transforming all development sectors and actors for our inclusion.
To envision and enable human rights-based, CRPD compliant community mental health and inclusion services, for persons with psychosocial disabilities, by capacity building of DPOs in the creation of violence-free social habitats, “building back better”, community support systems and expanding choice in the realm of wellbeing services and inclusion practices.