Get to know

Agus Hasan Hidayat

Agus is a youth disability rights activist. He is promoting the rights of Persons with Psychosocial Disabilities in Indonesia. He works with youth with psychosocial disabilities through peer support group programs, social media campaigns, disability rights advocacy, and awareness campaigns at different events to raise issues on persons with psychosocial disabilities to the public.

Agus developed an OPD focused on the rights of persons with psychosocial disabilities with his peers called Remisi. Agus also engage with other OPDs in writing CRPD alternative reports focusing on marginalized groups of PwDs, CEDAW and UPR reports. He has been involved in promoting issues of persons with psychosocial disabilities through research and writing. For example, he is one of the researchers and writer of a book on Guiding book for parents to recognize children with psychosocial disabilities in collaboration with The Indonesian Ministry of Women Empowerment and Child Protection in 2018.

Also, he was involved in various advocacy with other DPOs, such as advocating the right to vote for psychosocial disability in the 2019 Indonesian general election and advocating the Government Regulation on Habilitation and Rehabilitation for persons with disabilities in 2020. He is also a country leadership committee at the Global Mental Health Peer Network, a founding member of Transforming Community for Inclusion (TCI), and he represents TCI on the youth committee of the International Disability Alliance.