Press Releases

COVID-19 Monitoring prava osoba sa invaliditetom (Disability Rights Monitor-DRM) poziva na okončanje policijskog nasilja i zlostavljanja osoba sa invaliditetom i članova njihovih porodica

Koordinaciona grupa za nadzor prava osoba sa invaliditetom COVID-19 izražava svoju zabrinutost zbog povećanja policijskog nasilja prema osobama sa invaliditetom tokom pandemije i poziva Vlade zemalja širom sveta da preduzmu hitne mere za sprečavanje surovog i nečovečnog postupanja. ………… U najekstremnijim slučajevima, kršenje mera policijskog časa bilo je pitanje života ili smrti. Na primer, na […]

International Organisations Requesting: Release Covid-19 Data for Institutions

Serbia: Release Covid-19 Data for Institutions End to Institutional Living, Implement Right to Live in the Community (Brussels, July 31, 2020) – Serbia’s government should collect and make public the data on Covid-19 infections and deaths inside institutions for people with disabilities, six organizations for people with disabilities and human rights groups said today in […]

Ministarstvo unutrašnjih poslova – molba MDRI-S će biti od značaja za razmatranje novih mera u suzbijanju COVID-19. Ministarstvo za socijalnu zaštitu nenadležno

Inicijativa za prava osoba sa mentalnim invaliditetom MDRI-S uputila je Ministarstvu za rad, zapošljavanje, boračka i socijalna pitanja, Ministarstvu zdravlja, Ministarstvu unutrašnjih poslova i Vladi Republike Srbije molbu u kojoj se traži uvođenje olakšavajučih mera za osobe sa invaliditetom i njihove porodice u vezi sa zabranom kretanja stanovništva u cilju suzbijanja pandemije COVID-19. U odgovoru MUP-a […]

Molba Vladi Republike Srbije i ministarstvima za izuzimanje osoba sa invaliditetom iz potpune zabrane kretanja posle 17 časova

Vladi Republike Srbije, Ministarstvu zdravlja, Ministarstvu unutrašnjih poslova i Ministarstvu za rad, zapošljavanje, boračka i socijalna pitanja uputili smo molbu za izuzimanje osoba sa invaliditetom i njihovih porodica iz potpune zabrane kretanja posle 17 časova. Zbog specifičnosti situacije u kojoj se sada nalaze osobe sa invaliditetom i njihove porodice, smatramo da mere zabrane kretanja treba […]

Open call for Producing Guidelines for Centres for Social Work

In partnership with the Association „Naša Kuća“ from Belgrade, MDRI-S is implementing the project „Equality before the law as a precondition for employment of persons with disabilities-EQUALIZER”, supported by the European Union. The project duration is 24 months. The project is intended notably for progressive improvement of laws, policies and practices that restrict the right to […]

The recently reported deaths in social care institutions in Serbia are not isolated cases

Civil society organisations for human rights and fundamental freedoms issue: Statement In respect of the recent deaths of residents at the social care home in Trbunje, and the social care home in Tutin, and an earlier case of suffocation of a 23 year old resident in social care institution Sremčica, these are not isolated cases […]

The situation of children and youth with disabilities in the social protection system- Challenges and opportunities

There are 20 institutions for the accommodation of children and youth in Serbia. 11 of them are institutions for children and youth without parental care, 3 are institutions for education of children and youth and 6 are institutions for children and youth with disabilities. According to the latest report of the Republic Institute for Social […]

Serbian training materials- PODIUM

Now you can download Serbian training materials created within the project “ Path of deinstitutionalization- Urgent Moves (PODIUM)“. More about the project you can find on the following link http://fszk.hu/english/podium/.

Actions to guarantee responses to violence against women with disabilities in residential institutions

On Tuesday, June 20, 2017, MDRI-S met with representatives of the Government of the Republic of Serbia, members of the Parliament, independent institutions, the Republican and Provincial Institutions for Social Protection and international organizations. We discussed violence against women and girls with disabilities in residential institutions in Serbia. MDRI-S presented a study showing that women […]

Discrimination against Women with Disabilities: Sexual intercourse with a helpless person or rape?

MDRI-S submitted to the Constitutional court of the Republic of Serbia an initiative for assessing constitutional legality of the article 179, paragraph 1 of the Criminal code, which determines a criminal act of Sexual intercourse with a helpless person. This provision states that “whoever commits sexual intercourse or equivalent act by taking advantage of person’s […]