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Living in hell : abuses against people with psychosocial disabilities in Indonesia

HUMAN RIGHTS WATCH (HRW)
March 2016

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This article with a video is related to a report examining the abuses—including pasung—that persons with psychosocial disabilities face in the community, mental hospitals, and various other institutions in Indonesia, including stigma, arbitrary and prolonged detention, involuntary treatment, and physical and sexual violence. It also examines the government’s shortcomings in addressing these problems.

Based on research across the Indonesian islands of Java and Sumatra, Human Rights Watch documented 175 cases of persons with psychosocial disabilities in pasung or who were recently rescued from pasung. 

 

Role of social workers in Indonesia

SUHARTO, Edi
2006

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"After reviewing the figures and definitions related to disability, this paper explores the psychosocial issues confronting people with disabilities and the challenges for social workers working in rehabilitation for people with disabilities. Finally, the process of social work services and the roles of social workers with reference to the rehabilitation setting are examined"
Third Country Training on Vocational Rehabilitation for Persons with Disabilities, National Vocational Rehabilitation Centre (NVRC)
Cibinong, Bogor, Indonesia
10-11 November 2006

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