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WNUSP Newsletter, January 2009 PDF Print E-mail

Dear WNUSP Friends,

This edition of WNUSP news features the Final Announcement for our General Assembly and World Conference.

Final Invitation - Third Announcement

Making our Rights a Reality
Human Rights in the Age of the CRPD
WNUSP General Assembly and Conference,
March 16-20 2009, Kampala, Uganda

WNUSP has the pleasure to invite you to it's third general assembly and conference in Kampala, Uganda. After Vancouver, Canada in 2001, Vejle, Denmark in 2004, we are happy to hold our assembly in Africa for the first time and thank our hosts Mental Health Uganda.

Delegates from WNUSP member organisations are invited to attend the conference and GA. The conference is open to users and survivors of psychiatry from all regions of the world. Priority will be given to members. If you have not yet joined but are interested in becoming a member, please do so when registering for the conference.

All participants who are able to do so, are asked to contribute at least 100 US $ (150 US $) to the overall conference costs. Those who can afford more are kindly asked to contribute 250 US $ or donate even more money in order to enable us to support the participation of delegates from poorer regions.

Please register as soon as possible, if you are interested. Only people from poorer countries can apply for scholarships. We are committed to making this conference as inclusive as possible and will do our best to support scholarships for users and survivors from low income countries. We will only be able to support travelling costs for a limited number of participants (see the attached document). Please use every means you have to raise funds for their participation. Participants have to cover their own travel costs.

Participants from developed countries are asked to organise their travel plans themselves. If you have already registered and can fund your own travel costs, you can book your tickets now. If you have any possibility to support WNUSP and MHU with funding the general assembly or contribute to travel costs for other participants, please let us know.

Please register quickly since participation is limited. You can register via the WNUSP website. www.wnusp.net. Registration for the conference is now possible via the WNUSP website. Participants who have already registered will receive confirmation regarding their attendance, from the conference secretariat, as soon as possible. WNUSP board is striving to have an adequate regional representation at the conference also taking into account gender balance.

Here is the final version of the program of the conference (see attached document). If you think you could contribute something in the areas where speakers and facilitators are to be confirmed, please let the WNUSP board know.

All participants are invited to bring any information or experiences they want to share to the conference, there will be space for materials and time allocated for sharing.

Also attached is an information document for prospective travellers to Uganda. More information to follow closer to the time of the General Assembly. Please forward to other user/survivor groups in your network.


The WNUSP Newsletter aims to present the global struggles and achievements of users and survivors of psychiatry. We invite all members of the WNUSP to write in, sharing your views and giving news about your activities. News reports must be in English, brief (250 words) and giving your name and contact details. You may also submit ideas or proposals for articles to be considered for publication in the newsletter. Write to the Editor, WNUSP-News at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it
Moosa Salie, Facilitator WNUSP newsletter Co-Chair WNUSP Secretary PANUSP