Project Description

Besides our right to health, it is important to have the right to freedom (Article 29 CoK). This means that nobody has the right to lock someone up. There are instances where people with epilepsy are kept indoors; this violates their right to freedom and movement (Article 39 CoK). This may take place if family members feel embarrassed about the condition, or if they are afraid that something bad will happen outdoors when the person with epilepsy gets a seizure. It is important for them to get educated that most people with epilepsy live an active life as long as they take the treatment as prescribed by the doctor, and that epilepsy is nothing to feel embarrassed about. It can happen to anyone at any place and time. People with epilepsy need their interaction outdoors as much as anyone else, and deserve to have the freedom to choose what they want to do with their lives.