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Make Them Go Away

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Make Them Go Away: Clint Eastwood, Christopher Reeve and The Case Against Disability Rights by Mary Johnson, The Advocado Press.
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Points of View Reference Center Home: CONVENTION ON THE RIGHTS OF PERSONS WITH DISABILITIES

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Points of View Reference Center Home: Expendable Necessities? Cutting Essential Care for People with Disabilities...

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Views of Disability: Seeing the World through Another's Eyes

Views of Disability: Seeing the World through Another's Eyes | FreedomResearchProject | Scoop.it
Sometimes disability isn't in the person, it's in the situation.
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Ill-Equipped: U.S. Prisons and Offenders with Mental Illness

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Mentally ill offenders face mistreatment and neglect in many U.S. prisons. One in six U.S. prisoners is mentally ill. Many of them suffer from serious illnesses such as schizophrenia, bipolar disorder, and major depression.
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Women with Disabilities at Risk of Rape | Human Rights Watch

Women with Disabilities at Risk of Rape | Human Rights Watch | FreedomResearchProject | Scoop.it
“You are forcing me,” cried a 17-year-old South African girl with a mental disability who was filmed while being raped, as several men and teenagers taunted her anguish and laughed at her pleas.
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Impairing Education: Corporal Punishment of Students with Disabilities in US Public Schools

Impairing Education: Corporal Punishment of Students with Disabilities in US Public Schools | FreedomResearchProject | Scoop.it
In this 70-page report, the ACLU and Human Rights Watch found that students with disabilities made up 18.8 percent of students who suffered corporal punishment at school during the 2006-2007 school year, although they constituted just 13.7 percent...
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Ending Forced Sterilization of Women and Girls with Disabilities | Human Rights Watch

Ending Forced Sterilization of Women and Girls with Disabilities | Human Rights Watch | FreedomResearchProject | Scoop.it
It's hard to think of many decisions more personal and life-altering than whether and when to have children.
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Human Rights for Women and Children with Disabilities | Human Rights Watch

Human Rights for Women and Children with Disabilities | Human Rights Watch | FreedomResearchProject | Scoop.it
There are an estimated one billion people, or 15 percent of the world’s population, living with a disability, according to the World Health Organization.
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WHO | Disabilities

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WHO health topic page on disabilities provides links to descriptions of activities, reports, publications, statistics, news, multimedia and events, as well as contacts and cooperating partners in the various WHO programmes and offices working on...
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Media Driven Disability Stereotypes

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Media reinforce negative stereotypes simply by omission. Rarely is the beauty and vitality that comes with a disability shown in popular media.
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Make Them Go Away

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Make Them Go Away: Clint Eastwood,
Christopher Reeve and The Case Against Disability Rights by Mary
Johnson, The Advocado Press.
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What a Senate Vote for Disabilities Treaty Would Really Mean | Human Rights Watch

What a Senate Vote for Disabilities Treaty Would Really Mean | Human Rights Watch | FreedomResearchProject | Scoop.it
Any post-mortem on the failure of the U.S.
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Points of View Reference Center Home: MENTAL HEALTH AND INEQUITY: A HUMAN RIGHTS APPROACH TO INEQUALITY, DISCRIMI...

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Human Rights Day Dec. 10: Freedom from Psychiatric Labeling

Human Rights Day Dec. 10: Freedom from Psychiatric Labeling | FreedomResearchProject | Scoop.it
People labeled mentally ill deprived of human rights
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Deportation by Default: Mental Disability, Unfair Hearings, and Indefinite Detention in the US Immigration System

Deportation by Default: Mental Disability, Unfair Hearings, and Indefinite Detention in the US Immigration System | FreedomResearchProject | Scoop.it
This 98-page report says that immigrants with mental disabilities are often unjustifiably detained for years on end, sometimes with no legal limits.
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“As if We Weren’t Human”: Discrimination and Violence against Women with Disabilities in Northern Uganda

“As if We Weren’t Human”: Discrimination and Violence against Women with Disabilities in Northern Uganda | FreedomResearchProject | Scoop.it
This 73-page report describes frequent abuse and discrimination by strangers, neighbors, and even family members against women and girls with disabilities in the north.
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HIV and Disability | Human Rights Watch

HIV and Disability | Human Rights Watch | FreedomResearchProject | Scoop.it
Over one billion people – 15 percent of the world’s population - live with a disability significant enough to make a difference in their daily lives, and 80 percent of them live in the developing world.
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Disability Rights: The Overlooked Civil Rights Issue | Fleischer | Disability Studies Quarterly

Disability Rights: The Overlooked Civil Rights Issue | Fleischer | Disability Studies Quarterly | FreedomResearchProject | Scoop.it
Disability Rights: The Overlooked Civil Rights Issue
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