Thurídur Sigurdardottir

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Biography

Thurídur Sigurdardottir Biography

Elected in Country: Iceland Chairperson of the Organisation of Disabled in Iceland (ÖBÍ Öryrkjabandalag Íslands), a national umbrella organisation of disabled people with different kinds of disabilities composed by 41 member organisations. Background President of a local divison of the National Federation of Physically Disabled People (Sjálfsbjörg) in Skagafjordur district since 2011 Vice-Chairman of the National organisation?. CEO of a Printing and Advertising company in Skagafjordur, publishing a weekly regional newspaper, advertising brochures and various kinds of printed material, design work and multi-media publications. 2013 – 2017: On the Board of Sjálfsbjörg-Home, an organisation for persons with disabilities, where people live independently in rented apartments, run by Sjálfsbjörg for a specialized state funded home and care program. She actively participated in ÖBI related workgroups on the implementation of the CRPD agreement, on Independent Living and many other disability rights issues.