Initiative Update

Human Rights violations of persons with a mental health condition

Marie Abanga
Posted March 19, 2021 from Cameroon
2nd GMHPN Africa Regional Webinar
We keep raising awareness and calling out policy makers

Hello world,

It's not because people have a mental health condition that their human rights should be violated. The UDHR of 1948 talks of "all people" and not some people in particular. A basic right to 'dignity' for example is sometimes denied persons with a mental illness in some Psychiatric services - you see them stripped and some are chained in the villages by faith or tradi healers making them more vulnerable, frightened and traumatized.

I will as the Regional Representative Africa be leading a conversation of very resourceful guest speakers come March 29th. 

Please watch the 3 minutes video and there is the link to register for the Webinar. You could also just follow the one below to register:

https://zoom.us/meeting/register/tJ0tceCpqjsuGNAdKLTFb8VuET64_zWTU6rs

How many people have you impacted since your last update?

150

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Jill Langhus
Mar 20
Mar 20

Thanks, for sharing, Marie. Good luck! Thanks for being an advocate for those with mental illness, too.

Looking forward to hearing how it goes.

Marie Abanga
Mar 28
Mar 28

Thanks for encouraging dear,
Yes I will share an update later after the event

Jill Langhus
Mar 29
Mar 29

You're welcome:-) Great!