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  • Publication: European Human Rights Report 3 - Migrants with disabilities (excerpt)

    01.08.2019 ‘European Human Rights report – issue 3’ is the third issue of our annual European Human Rights report Series focus on Ensuring the rights of persons with disabilities to equality and non-discrimination in the European Union. The report includes a review of equality frameworks in each EU Member State and a section on multiple and intersectional forms of discrimination. The following is an excerpt from Chapter 3: Multiple and intersectional discrimination: Asylum seekers and migrants with disabilities are also particularly susceptible to intersectional discrimination. In the survey “...
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  • Publication: European Human Rights Report 3 - Gender and disability: women and girls with disabilities (excerpt)

    31.07.2019 ‘European Human Rights report – issue 3’ is the third issue of our annual European Human Rights report Series focus on Ensuring the rights of persons with disabilities to equality and non-discrimination in the European Union. The report includes a review of equality frameworks in each EU Member State and a section on multiple and intersectional forms of discrimination. The following is an excerpt from Chapter 3: Multiple and intersectional discrimination: Women and girls with disabilities frequently face discrimination based on their gender and disability. This is one of the reasons why the...
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  • Visit: Disability advocates from India in Brussels

    31.07.2019 It was a pleasure for EDF to organise and host the second visit of Indian organisations of persons with disabilities (DPOs) to Brussels, Belgium. The Indian delegation, comprised of 6 members, visited Brussels from 1 to 4 June as part of the project “Building Partnerships for the SDGs: Empowering Organisations of Persons with Disabilities”. This is a 3-year project funded by the EU and implemented by Sightsavers India, in collaboration with EDF.  Read all about their visit  Testimony of Neeta Nagesh, Member of Viklang Ekta Seva Samiti, Madhya Pradesh  "It was the first time that I traveled to...
    Indiian delegation with EDF staff
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  • Research: Inclusion of persons with disabilities in EU development cooperation

    29.07.2019 In the framework of the Knowledge management Component of the EU-funded programme Bridging the Gap II (BtG-II), now available is the Study on the Inclusion of persons with disabilities in European Union development cooperation. BtG- II has conducted this preliminary study in order to provide further evidence on the EU’s contribution to the implementation of the CRPD in international cooperation. The outcomes of the study should support EU policy-makers and the Directorate-General for International Cooperation and Development (DEVCO) technical staff to develop inclusive policies and improve...
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  • Testimony: Litan Baruri

    29.07.2019 Litan is a Program Officer at Access Bangladesh Foundation, a partner organization on the i2i project. My name is Litan Baruri and I work for Access Bangladesh Foundation, a leading national Disabled People’s Organization in Bangladesh. I am a Program Officer and I have been working here for the last three years. I live in Dhaka, the capital city of Bangladesh. Since contracting polio when I was 1 and a half years old I have been living with reduced mobility. A general thought was that my disability was the end of my life. But my parents didn't give up. My father helped me with my homework...
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  • Legal Action: European Commission pursues 7 countries for infringing disability-related rules

    26.07.2019 Yesterday, the European Commission launched procedures against 7 countries (Bulgaria, Croatia, Czechia, Germany, Greece, Ireland, Spain) for infringing disability-related rules. The decision was announced during the presentation of the monthly package of infringement decisions, when the Commission unveils in which cases will pursue legal action against Member States for failing to comply with their obligations under EU law. Bulgaria and Ireland are pursued for failing to notify the full transposition of the EU Web Accessibility Directive. Croatia, Czechia, Greece, and Spain are pursued “after...
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  • Conference: High Level Political Forum 2019

    23.07.2019 The High Level Political Forum (HLPF) is now over! The European Disability Forum was very well represented this year once again at this important global event, with the presence of Kamil Goungor, the Chair of EDF’s Youth Committee, and Marion Steff, our SDGs Coordinator. We succeeded in ensuring a strong visibility for the European Disability movement, while working closely with the Stakeholder Group of Persons with Disabilities, the International Disability Alliance, and other organisations from all over the globe. Overview The HLPF was established to bring together governments, civil...
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  • Apply: Access City Award 2020 call is now open

    17.07.2019 Do you know a city that deserves to be recognised for making itself accessible to persons with disabilities? Tell them to apply! The European Access City Award (ACA) is organised every year by the European Commission, with the support of EDF. It aims to celebrate effort of cities to be more accessible and helps promote best practices across Europe. The ceremony for the 10th European Access City Award will take place during the annual European Day of Persons with Disabilities (EDPD) Conference in Brussels, on 29 November 2019. The winning cities will be rewarded for their efforts to make it...
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  • Advocacy: "Sustainable development and international cooperation are not the same - but we should be included in both"

    09.07.2019 Greetings from New York!When this newsletter is out, I will be at the High Level Political Forum on Sustainable Development, an exciting event where thousands of participants will discuss the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). The guest list includes several Presidents, Prime Ministers and Ministers, representatives from business and international organisations and, of course, representatives from every major civil society group – including persons with disabilities.This edition of the Disability Voice is very special for me. It is quite fair to say that EDF has become a key reference...
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  • Apply: We are recruiting an International Cooperation Officer

    09.07.2019 The European Disability Forum (EDF) is seeking an enthusiastic and committed team member to work on international cooperation, based in our secretariat in Brussels. Tasks are described in detail in the attached job description Tasks include: Actively engage EDF in advocacy on international cooperation in line with EDFs strategy, and in collaboration with partners such as SDG Watch Europe, the International Disability and Development Consortium (IDDC), the International Disability Alliance, development and human rights networks, and project partners.  Work on policy and advocacy (analysis,...
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