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Indonesia: Caged and chained up: the fate of many people with mental health problems

Posted 22/07-11 at 13.56

PBS NewsHour has produced a hard-hitting programme on the treatment of people with mental health problems in Indonesia. Yayasan Galuh is an institution near Jakarta, where some 260 patients spend their days on a hard tile surface rimmed by open s ...

Indonesia: Government access programme doesn’t deliver

Posted 16/06-10 at 12.06

Ten years after the government promised to increase public facilities for disabled people very little has been achieved. In June, disabled activists gathered in Jakarta both to celebrate and lament the National Public Accessibility Movement (GAUN). ...

Indonesia: Fight to unshackle people with mental health problems

Posted 14/06-10 at 12.53

Especially in rural areas of Indonesia, crude physical restraint is often being used on people with mental health needs. This has led to many being chained or put in wooden stocks for long periods. This is known as "pasung" and is said to effect u ...

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