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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

Citizens have been able to enjoy tremendous opportunities since the European Union was created. People can move freely:...

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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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