“They Stay until They Die” A Lifetime of Isolation and Neglect in Institutions for People with Disabilities in Brazil

Human Rights Watch, (2018)

This report found that many people with disabilities enter institutions as children and remain there for their entire lives. Most of these institutions visited by Human Rights Watch researchers did not provide for more than people’s basic needs, such as food and hygiene, with scarce contact with the community and little opportunity for personal development. Some residents are tied to their beds and given sedatives to control them.

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