This event has been cross-posted from the United Nations Human Rights Office of the High Commissioner's webpage.
The Human Rights Council in its resolution 36/13, recognised that persons with psychosocial disabilities, persons with mental health conditions, and mental health users face widespread discrimination, stigma, prejudice, violence, abuse, social exclusion and segregation, unlawful or arbitrary institutionalization, overmedicalization and treatment practices that fail to respect their autonomy, will and preferences. In order to address these human rights violations, the Council decided to hold a one day and a half consultation on mental health and human rights which will focus on "Identifying strategies to promote human rights in mental health".
The consultation will benefit from practitioners from all regions who will present their practices and share their experiences on how they are moving to a human rights-based approach to mental health.
Participants to the consultation can participate from the floor, presenting their own practices or sharing good practices. The meeting will be open to all interested participants. If you want to participate you will be able to register here.
When: 14 – 15 May 2018
Where: Room XVI, Palais des Nations, Geneva, Switzerland