LE TEMC EST MORT; VIVE LE TEMC!
Yesterday’s meetings lined with concrete the status quo for several human life spans ahead.
At the death of a French king, one of those present rushed to say the phrase ” Le roi est mort; vive le roi!”, to make it clear to everyone that the kingdom is eternal. That the Territorial Expert Medical Commissions (for short, TEMC) are eternal, although to date they have survived only in our country and in Russia.Read More
The deinstitutionalization kills people!
Тhe Deinstitutionalization (DI) kills people! Yes, this is a fact, as the last week case of violence against children with disabilities at the Chrysanthema Family Center. In this regard, we bring to your attention the position of several non-governmental organizations and prominent human rights defenders. We hope that it is begging for further discussion about the process of deinstitutionalization in Bulgaria and the real problems will be solved and solutions will be found.Read More
What has changed about the disability policies in 2017?!
THE PRIME MINISTER
OF REPUBLIC OF BULGAIRA
OF LABOUR AND THE SOCIAL POLICIES
Another year has passed – the next one from the last twenty – without any reforms, reasonable changes nor even any intentions for such in the disability sphere.Read More
“Children’s Creativity and Tolerance”
On December 2, we together with children from schools from Sofia and Pernik painted at the 23rd “Frederick Joliot-Curie” Secondary School in Sofia. We called our meeting “Children’s Creativity and Tolerance”. The children painted a story we wrote. The fairy tale about the Green Elephant with the Red Trunk.Read More
Five years later – two steps aside and three backwards!
Exactly five years ago – on January 26, 2012 – the Bulgarian Parliament ratified the UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (UN CRPD). All active disabled Bulgarians were hoping that their life was going to change.Read More
The Convention – five years later
This month, on January 26, we mark the fifth anniversary since Bulgaria ratified the UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities. The Convention is a basic human’s rights document that regulates the rights of persons with disabilities to an independent and dignified life, protection against discrimination, the right to education and accessible architecture, transport and information. In signing this Convention, each State undertakes to abide by it and to comply with it. This in turn means that after 2012 in Bulgaria all policies should comply with the requirements of the Convention. Is it really so?Read More
Technology of violence in public policies
Just two months ago, the Center organized a press conference to tell the public – through the media of course – that no deinstitutionalization was taking place in Bulgaria. The interest in the subject was then weak. A few days ago, the broadcast was blown up by another case of violence against a disabled child in Shumen. The Minister of Social Policy – Zornitsa Rusinova – though new, reacted in the old way, namely to protect the social workers and the institution, which for us as citizens and human rights defenders was extremely inadequate and inhumane.Read More
The real situation in Bulgaria!
If you are deprived of YOUR OWN WILL and have to live of SOMEONE’S WILL is the most horrible thing in the world, without breaking the law or committing a crime! You comply constantly with the decisions of experts, social workers and relatives and nobody responses you!Read More
Mincho Koralski: The model of disability policy must be changed!!!
The insights of Mincho Koralski – Executive Director of the Disability Agency – told by him on January 15th in BNT’s morning bloc are impressive with their delays, alarming with the lack of up-to-date knowledge of disability policies, as well as the many internal contradictions in the profundity of a senior government official with influence in political decision-making.Read More