Improve Involvement and submission of recommendations on Human Rights Conditions on Mental Health. – MindFreedom Ghana tells CSOs and NGOs.

Improve Involvement and submission of recommendations on Human Rights Conditions on Mental Health. – MindFreedom Ghana tells CSOs and NGOs.

MindFreedom – Ghana (MFGh) is an NGO which seeks to improve the mental health and lives of persons with mental disabilities in Ghana as well as promoting their human rights and Dignity.

On Monday 07, February 2022, MindFreedom held a round table consultation meeting with Civil Society Organizations in Psychological Disabilities on the 4th cycle of the Universal Periodic Review (UPR) process in Ghana.

The United Nations Human Right Council reviews human Rights records of all (193) member States of the every four (4) years under the Universal Periodic Review (UPR) process which was instituted in 2006 following the adoption of a United General Assembly Resolution.
Ghana as a member state is due to be reviewed in January 2023 for the 4th time, hence the need to collectively encourage non- state actors like NGOs CSOs to participate in advocacy monitoring and reporting on the states human right performance in the country.

Over the three (3) periods of review in Ghana there has been a low representation of persons with Psychological Disabilities.

Data available at the Human Rights Council indicates to the fact that only (1) psychosocial disability organizations participated in reporting and submission of alternative reports on human rights conditions of mental health in the third cycle, out of (241) recommendations received from the CSO’s and other organizations, only (2) recommendations focused on mental health.

Facilitators: Mr. Dan Taylor and Miss Wendy Abbey

@Tamale Psychological Disabilities in Ghana.

Credit: MindFreedom (MFGh) and Open Society Initiative For West Africa. (OSIWA)..

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