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How accessible is your stay in hospital?

The majority of people stay once or twice in their life in hospital. Persons with disabilities will have this “chance” more then others, certainly some that have disability related illnesses. This year I was there twiceand had a “good experience”. Don’t be surprised I’ll explain it.

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“On the tatami we are opponents. The minute we step off, we are each other’s biggest supporters.”

Guest blog by Nina Portolan, para karate athlete from Belgrade, Serbia. She won the bronze medal at the recent Karate and Para karate European Championship.

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Young People with Disabilities - Where are they?

Opinion Piece written by Loredana Dicsi, Membership, Internal Communication and Youth Officer. Today is International Youth Day, a special day when full attention is given to young people. But how much attention? How many people will read this piece today? 12 August is a day like any other day. And yet is when most of us are enjoying a well-deserved holiday.

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Transforming from an orphanage to reintegration

The Umbrella Foundation, an organisation that moved away from orphanage care and now focuses on the reintegration of children back to their families, shares with VIVID-T a case study that is just one part of their transitional journey. This blog has been prepared by Stephen Jenkinson who was the Country Director for three years for the Umbrella Foundation and also available on Tearfund Ireland’s website.

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The courage of taking responsibility for your inner voice

Sotiroula Kythreot a Schuman Trainee at the European Parliament tells her story. Diagnosed with an unclassified hyposkeletical dysplasia of the edges and deformity she spent most of her life in a hospital. She shares with us her story of how she took responsibility for her inner voice.

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Working together to achieve more. Sif Holst, Vice-Chair DPOD nominee for the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities Committee

We spoke with Sif Holst Vice-Chair DPOD, Member of the European Economic and Social Committee and Nordic Council's Disability Council. With over 20 years of experience as disability rights advocate, we interviewed her about her candidacy to the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (CRPD) Committee.

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My Experience of Online Volunteering

EDF is a co-partner in an EU-funded project called VIVID-T focusing on humanitarian action, volunteering, and disability. Read...

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Intersectionality Statement European Union of the Deaf (EUD)

By Toju Popo, Policy Assistant EUD To commemorate the 17 of May, the day against homophobia and transphobia, EUD would...

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Vaccine (in)equity. No right of way for persons with disabilities in the EU

By Aïda Regel Poulsen As the General Secretary for European Federation of Hard of Hearing I have received...

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Reading costs me more than others

On April 23 is World Book Day. Each reason to celebrate is good for me and I enjoy. But celebrating a day dedicated to books is even more important to me. Reading is one of my passion, and to this passion I dedicate every day at least one hour. And if one day, I didn’t have time for any reason I will certainly catch up later in the week.

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Reflections on Learning

If I had to summarize my time with EDF into a simple phrase, I believe I would call...

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Learning Never Stops

Ever since I started my internship with European Disability Forum (EDF) I have been catching myself walking around...

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The black siren: experience of a young para-swimmer

My name is Nicaise Mokabo. I was seven years old when I lost my leg after a traffic accident. Very quickly, I had to deal with the situation and my prosthetist told me that I had to find a physical activity. And this is my story.

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Criticism of COVID-19 passports in Denmark

The National Association of Current and Former Psychiatric Users (LAP) in Denmark has been tracking the government’s proposal...

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Better no tough approach to rioters (Netherlands)

As an expert by experience on the use of coercion in (youth)psychiatry, I would like to stress that a tough approach to rioting youth and youngsters is counterproductive.

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Ms. Katarzyna Roszewska

I would like to be involved in the work on strengthening and promoting Articles 12 and 19 with their general comments, as well as in the work on the draft general commentary on Article 28. The CRPD underlines also the role of the family and the duty of the State in supporting the family.

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Ms. Ivanka Jovanović

"Human rights are universal and indivisible; they belong to all human beings, so naturally they also belong to...

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Working together to achieve more - Ms. Sif Holst from Denmark

We need to work together if we want to release the full potential of the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (CRPD). The disability organisations, our disability umbrellas are vital with their knowledge and experience. It must always be “Nothing about us without us”

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Election of the UN CPRD Committee: Zoom on Candidates. Dr Claire Lucille Azzopardi Lane

States parties to the Convention will elect 9 independent experts to the Committee on the Rights of Persons...

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Mind the gap 4/4. A social twin track approach to vaccination

Mind the Gap by Jolijn Santegoeds, 9 December 2020. This is the last of four articles in the story. Click on every title to access.

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Mind the gap 3/4. Vaccination alone is not enough. The social consequences for persons with disabilities of a global emergency

Mind the Gap by Jolijn Santegoeds, 9 December 2020. This is the third of four articles in the story. Click on every title to access.

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Mind the gap 2/4. What is behind all this publicity about COVID 19 vaccination? Some concerns about the plan

Mind the Gap by Jolijn Santegoeds, 9 December 2020. This is the second of four articles in the story. Click on every title to access.

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Mind the gap 1/4. Facing a human rights emergency. COVID19 vaccination in institutions is not enough

Mind the Gap by Jolijn Santegoeds, 9 December 2020. This is the first of four articles in the story. Click on every title to access.

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Stuck in institution, raped by her “carer”

by Luisa Bosisio Fazzi, Italian Disability Forum and member of EDF Women’s Committee

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Healthcare Status: When You Belong to Nowhere

Article was written by Diana Zsoldos Citizens have been able to enjoy tremendous opportunities since the European Union...

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Opinion piece by Luisa Fazzi - Disability in the time of the coronavirus: can i take my dog outside … oops my child with disabilities?

Article by Luisa Bosiso Fazzi, EDF Board Member and of the Italian Disability Forum. Original version in italian on Superando.it.

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Children’s Day 2016: The voices of children with disabilities should be heard

Happy Children’s Day everyone! Children with disabilities have the right to the same life as all other children....

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