Open Letter to Belarus Government Calls for End to Institutionalisation

Open Letter to Belarus Government Calls for End to Institutionalisation

On 3 May, ENIL, together with the Office for the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (ORPD) in Belarus, and the Mental Health Perspectives (MHP) in Lithuania, sent an open letter to the Minister of Labour and Social Protection of the Republic of Belarus, Ms. Irina Anatolyevna Kostevich. The letter concerns the horrific treatment of children and young people with disabilities in long-stay residential institutions in Belarus, and calls on the authorities to take immediate steps to address this situation.

ENIL and MHP are jointly implementing the EU-funded project “Empowering Belarus CSOs to advocate for social inclusion and promote participatory decision making for people with intellectual or psychosocial disabilities in 6 regions of Belarus” (ENI 2015/368-142).

Read the Open Letter here.

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