Making Rights Real Campaign - UNCRPD, Article 19 (b)

United Nations' Convention on Right of Persons with Disabilities (UNCRPD) 2006, article 19 recognizes the equal right of all persons with disabilities to live in the community, with choices equal to others, and shall take effective and appropriate measures to facilitate full enjoyment by persons with disabilities of this right and their full inclusion and participation in the community, including by ensuring that;

b. Persons with disabilities have access to a range of in-home, residential and other community support services, including personal assistance necessary to support living and inclusion in the community, and to prevent isolation or segregation from the community.

KOSHISH is implementing community based mental health and psychosocial support program since 2011. This program strongly advocates and works toward development of necessary plans, policies and programs essential for realization of rights provided by article 19. In such attempt, KOSHISH is investing in development of sustainable service delivery model for those who are left behind, abandoned or subjected to human right violation due to severe mental health and psychosocial conditions inspired by Article 19 (b) of UNCRPD.


KOSHISH is very much aware about the problems of institutions and asylums globally and safe house of KOSHISH from its beginning has served as a midway emergency care center for needy people. The program has been helping these abandoned and extremely vulnerable people in their recovery and reintegration into their own family and community. People with severe mental health and psychosocial issues stay for a short period of time throughout their treatment process so that they can be rehabilitated back into their community. The main focus is reintegration and rehabilitation of the beneficiaries back into their families and communities after treatment.

To ensure that these reintegrated beneficiaries live a purposeful and dignified life post recovery, in future, the program involves beneficiaries in different therapeutic activities as a part of treatment process, which will help them develop and practice life skills to make them independent in their daily lives.

Mission: The mission of this project is to transform lives of people with severe mental health and psychosocial issues through comprehensive psychosocial services, nursing care, medication and residential facilities.

Vision: To ensure mental health and psychosocial wellbeing for all on equal basis with others irrespective of age, sex, cast, religion, race or type of disability.

Strategies: Giving life to Article 19 of UNCRPD; transforming communities for inclusion ensuring the right of persons with disabilities to live independently and be included in the community and SDGs Goal No 3; ensure healthy lives and promote wellbeing for all at all ages. The STRCP is based on the objective shared by SDGs as "No One Left Behind" by promoting and preventing and treating mental health conditions and promoting wellbeing for all.