ACTION – USA Senate Fails to Pass Convention on Rights of Persons with Disabilities

Info The USA Senate has failed to ratify this important global disability treaty, created in the United Nations with advice from hundreds of advocates, including a MindFreedom International team. Let your senator know how you feel about their votes! by John Abbe, Independent Consultant MindFreedom International   On December 4th, the United States Senate failed…

Ask the USA Senate to Ratify the CRPD: Convention on Rights of Persons with Disabilities

Info {Updated August 30, 2012] An historic global disability treaty created in the United Nations with advice from hundreds of advocates, including a MindFreedom International team, now awaits in the USA for ratification. Please ask the USA Senate to pass this important global agreement. Celia Brown, MFI Board President, said, “Hopefully we’ll be able to…

Ask the USA Senate to Ratify the CRPD: Convention on Rights of Persons with Disabilities

Info {Updated August 30, 2012] An historic global disability treaty created in the United Nations with advice from hundreds of advocates, including a MindFreedom International team, now awaits in the USA for ratification. Please ask the USA Senate to pass this important global agreement. Celia Brown, MFI Board President, said, “Hopefully we’ll be able to…

WHO’s Mental Health Director Calls MindFreedom’s work “remarkable, fair.”

Info The head of the UN’s World Health Organization’s mental health department from 1999 to 2010 was psychiatrist Dr. Benedetto Saraceno in Geneva, Switzerland. In that position, Dr. Saraceno issued a statement about WHO’s work with MindFreedom International and MFI executive director David W. Oaks. Dr. Saraceno’s support has continued in his next position as…

United Nations Disability Treaty in Effect

Info A United Nations treaty — or “convention” — on disability has been ratified by enough nations to go into effect on 3 May 2008. MindFreedom activists worked for years with hundreds of other advocates to achieve this victory. [11 May 2008 update] UN delegates Celia Brown, MFI Board President, and Janet Amegatcher, Executive Director…