By IDA

 - December 22, 2017

TCI Asia (Transforming Communities for Inclusion of persons with psychosocial disabilities, Asia) is an Asian Alliance of people with psychosocial disabilities, and cross disability supporters, focusing on the monitoring and implementation of all human rights for persons with mental health problems and psychosocial disabilities, as designed by the United Nations Convention on the Rights of persons with Disabilities (UNCRPD). Our focus is especially on Article 19 (Living independently and being included in the community), expanding on the pedagogy and manifesting the practice of it in Asia. TCI Asia has 14 country members, with alliance of national groups of persons with psychosocial disabilities, as well as individuals; with supporting cross disability organizations and a number of technical support agencies. Since 2012, TCI Asia has made several country mobilization visits, national level capacity building, mentoring emerging leaders, holding multi-stakeholder dialogues, conducting learning institutes, plenaries, research on inclusion, and strategy development workshops. We have engaged upto 15 member countries, to enhance the pedagogy and practice of Article 19 for the region.. TCI Asia is a regional DPO, and aspires to set an example on the importance of peaceful dialogue towards transforming communities for inclusion.  

TCI is accepting new Members! Membership  is open for individuals or organisations. There is no membership fees and membership details will be updated once in two years. There are three categories of memberships details of which are detailed in the attached form. 

Benefits of being a member

  • Be aware of advancement on the rights of persons with psychosocial disabilities
  • Have opportunities to learn and to contribute to TCI Asia activities 
  • Have opportunities of receiving support from TCI Asia in national activities such as advocacy, capacity building, making country submissions to the UN etc.
  • Have opportunities of engaging in dialogue on important issues with persons with psychological disabilities in other countries.
  • Having opportunities to attend TCI Asia meetings and keep yourself updated on regional developments

How to join
The forms can be filled online and are available on the following link:

Contact information
For any questions, contact tciasia.secretariat [at] gmail.com.

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