The fifth edition of the European Disability Forum’s Human Rights Report presents the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on person with disabilities in Europe in 2020.
It highlights how EU and European countries have largely failed to include persons with disabilities in their response to the pandemic, both within Europe and in their global response.
This is a very important edition to us: EDF has observed the devastating effect that the pandemic has had on the population of Europe and on Europe’s most marginalised people. We also observed how reactions to the pandemic further excluded persons with disabilities.
This report is the beginning of our work, not the end. It shows how most governments failed their legal obligations towards persons with disabilities. It shows what happened to persons with disabilities in the different phases of the pandemic. It shows how the immediate and strong advocacy led by persons with disabilities and their representative organisations has compelled many governments to take actions to ensure our rights.
Read the complete report:
Human Rights Report 2021 – Impact of COVID19 on persons with disabilities (accessible PDF)
Human Rights Report 2021 (Easy To Read Version)