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Observance of International Human Rights Day | Theme: Freedom, Equality and Justice for All

Observance of International Human Rights Day Flyer

A TCI Webinar Series Observance of International Human Rights Day Theme: Freedom, Equality and Justice for All Empowering Youth with Psychosocial Disabilities for Advocacy and Inclusion in Decision Making Transforming Communities for Inclusion (TCI) is the representative global voice of persons with psychosocial disabilities. TCI aims to mark the International Day of Persons with disabilities […]

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TCI Programs – Quarterly Highlights (June-July-August)

TCI Programs – Quarterly Highlights (June-July-August)

TCI Programs Quarterly Highlights (June-July-August) Transforming Communities for Inclusion is a membership-based organization and works for the empowerment of organizations of persons with psychosocial disabilities for leading advocacy initiatives at National, Regional, and Global levels guided by the UNCRPD. TCI has supported the development and capacity building of a number of OPDs since inception, across

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TCI Programs – Quarterly Highlights (March-April-May)

TCI Programs Quarterly Highlights

TCI Programs Quarterly Highlights (March-April-May) TCI has supported the development and capacity building of a number of OPDs since inception, across global south regions. TCI has created and tested several program instruments to build the capacity of its national, individual, and organizational members. TCI has designed its programs in a way to strengthen the national

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Disability as an Intersectional Human Rights Movement – An Interview with Janice Cambri from the Philippines

TCI Asia Pacific recently interviewed Janice Cambri from the Philippines. A survivor of psychiatry, her personal history is what propelled her to become a disability rights activist. She founded the first advocate group for persons with psychosocial disabilities in the Philippines after being introduced to the CRPD and TCI Asia Pacific in 2014. She works

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Reframing “#WhatWENeed” through the Bali Declaration

On the 29th of August, 2018, the 5th “Classic Edition” Plenary of the TCI Asia Pacific was held in Bali, Indonesia. At the Plenary, persons with psychosocial disabilities and their cross disability supporters from 21 countries of the Asia Pacific region came together to adopt the Bali Declaration. The Bali Declaration is an amalgamation of

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Link between Diet and Mental Health – Role of a Nutritious Diet on Mental Well-Being

The link between diet and health is a well established one. Previous research has shown that there is a well established connection between a diet high on pro-inflammatory foods and depression. The benefits of having a rich, well-balanced diet on our well being and as an additional and alternative form of recovery is widely practiced

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Press Release – Oppose Protocol for Detention, Forced Treatment; Provide Alternatives #WithdrawOviedo

(Brussels) – Council of Europe member states should oppose new proposed standards regulating the detention and forced treatment of people with disabilities, Human Rights Watch said today. The body in charge of developing the standards, the Council of Europe’s Committee on Bioethics (DH-BIO), consisting of experts from each member state, is to meet on November

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Making Sense of Trauma – Moving Away from the Disease Model and Embracing Cultural Responses to Stress

Noel Hunter recently wrote on Mad in America about how the ‘trauma-informed trend often falls short’. In this article, she argues that while there are more and more mental health professionals who are becoming ‘trauma-informed’ and though the trend is moving in that direction, many of them have not moved beyond the disease model of

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From the Mental Health Movement to the Disability Movement – In Conversation with Yeni Rosa Damayanti

Left: Yeni Rosa Damayanti Recently, TCI Asia Pacific spoke with Yeni Rosa Damayanti, Chairperson of the Indonesian Mental Health Association, about her experience with international, regional and national advocacy in human rights for persons with disabilities, the ideologies she aligns herself with and where she sees and hopes to see persons with psychosocial disabilities in

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Mad in Asia Interview Series on ‘Making Inclusion a Reality’

An interview series first published on Mad in Asia Pacific looks at the work of three activists working in the Asia Pacific region. Emmy Charissa from Singapore, Silvia Antonia De Costa Soares from Timor Leste and Frank from China speak to Jhilmil Breckenridge from Mad in Asia Pacific. In the first part of this two-part

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