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An announcement from MindFreedom about United Nations action regarding disability and human rights.

MFI and United Nations

John McCarthy of Ireland representing MindFreedom in UN.

Public Announcement about United Nations from MindFreedom Inernational

The International Disability Caucus (IDC), a consortium of more than 70 international, regional and national organizations of disability rights activists, welcomes and celebrates the completion of the work of the Ad Hoc Committee at the United Nations on the Convention on the Rights of Persons with
Disabilities. The World Network of Users and Survivors of Psychiatry (WNUSP) and MindFreedom/Support Coalition International worked together as members of the IDC to advocate effectively for the right to self-determination, autonomy and legal capacity for all persons with disabilities, including persons with psychosocial/mental disabilities.

On December 13 at the United Nations in NY, the General Assembly is scheduled to formally adopt the International Convention on Rights of Persons with Disabilities.

Please join us in celebrating this historic event.

Thank you,
Celia Brown, President &
MindFreedom UN Delegation Chair

Myra Kovary
UN Representative of MindFreedom International


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For a new item about today's UN adoption of this important convention see: Reuters report on convention.

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While institutionalized for three years as an adolescent in the 1960's, MindFreedom member Dorothy Washburn Dundas was labeled a "schizophrenic" and forced to undergo 40 combined insulin coma-electroshock "treatments." Dorothy says, "I experienced and witnessed many atrocities. I believe that luck, determination, and my own anger and one compassionate advocate were my best friends on the road to my ultimate survival and freedom." Through a number of op-ed pieces, she has voiced her opposition to abusive psychiatric practices. Her poster, "Behind Locked Doors," which she created from her hospital records, is used in training programs. Dorothy lives in the Boston area where she has raised her four wonderful children. She founded and is the sole driver in her "safe, friendly and reliable" car service called The Crystal Lake Express.
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