Entries by Pete Charles

Contribute to shaping the future of mental health services

The WHO QualityRights  initiative is working to improve access to quality mental health services globally and to promote the human rights of people with mental health conditions and psychosocial, intellectual, and cognitive disabilities.  As part of this initiative they are developing a good practice guidance document which will present information on community-based mental health services that promote human rights and […]

Computer-building workshops for Blind people

Please support our good friend Fernando Botelho, President of F123, and his initiative to run computer-building workshops for blind people in multiple countries. Fernando has produced a YouTube video explaining the project and giving us a peek at an example computer that has been put together, all as part of his application to win the […]

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The story of Risnawati Utami, an election observer with the International Foundation for Electoral Systems

“Based on our observations, we made recommendations to the government, many of which have been adopted.” I am Risnawati Utami, from Indonesia. I am 45 years old and have had a physical disability since I was four. In 1999, Indonesia experienced its first election after Suharto, who served as president for 31 years, stepped down. […]


TOPHOUSE Report on person-centred housing has been published!

We are excited to announce that the TOPHOUSE Report on person-centred housing is now available for download. The TOPHOUSE Report “Including Person-Centered Approaches and User Involvement in Integrated Housing and Support”, coordinated by the European Association of Service providers for Persons with Disabilities (EASPD), is intended to serve as an overview at European level of existing promising […]