Validity is a dynamic community of professionals and volunteers, brought together by a desire to reverse injustice and segregation. We are experts in using the law in innovative ways – through strategic litigation and advocacy – to advance the rights of people with mental health issues and intellectual disabilities. Our staff are based in Budapest, Hungary and we work closely with an international network of lawyers, volunteers, organisations of persons with disabilities and human rights activities. Our Trustees are passionate about our work, with the skills and experience to ensure that we do it well. We have fifteen years’ experience working in partnership with human rights lawyers and disability groups throughout the world. Law firms support our activities on a pro bono basis, increasing our capacity to create impact.
In each country, Validity works in partnership with a network of NGOs and lawyers, offering our expertise so that national movements can achieve change.
Validity is supported by several institutional donors, including Open Society Foundations (our founder, which established us in 2002), the UN Voluntary Fund for Victims of Torture, the European Commission. Several individuals in the UK and US support Validity through philanthropic gifts, for which we are very grateful.
Validity does not accept funds from pharmaceutical companies.
Would you like to help validity continue to support people across the globe? Any donation is hugely appreciated.