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EDF Annual Report 2020

In spite of the challenges 2020 threw at us, at EDF we continued our work, our collaboration and our advocacy. This document reflects the achievements made during this unprecedented year. As we look to the future, the disability movement needs to be strong, diverse and united.

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EU global role in COVID 19 response and impact on lives of persons with disabilities 

This report focuses on the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on persons with disabilities globally and to what extent the EU response and recovery plans worldwide have been disability-inclusive. In particular, we provide an overview of the legal and policy frameworks the EU must respect during this crisis.

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Human Rights Report 2021: Impact of COVID19 on persons with disabilities

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.

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EDF recommendations for strengthening the EU Parking Card 2020

EDF recommendations for strengthening the EU Parking Card 2020 [898KB doc] Executive summary This position paper describes the...

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Extract Human Rights Report 2021: Impact of COVID-19 on persons with disabilities

This paper gives an overview of the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on persons with disabilities in Europe and draws specific recommendations for the EU and European countries. It is based on the EDF Human Rights Report on COVID-19 that will be published in early 2021.

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European Human Rights Report 2020: Poverty and Social Exclusion

The true extent of how poverty and social exclusion affect persons with disabilities in the EU. It highlights that EU countries have largely failed at reducing poverty faced by persons with disabilities. It shows how, in all EU countries, persons with disabilities are more likely to be poor and unemployed than persons without disabilities. It presents actions that the EU, it's Member States and other European Countries should take to improve the situation.

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EDF Annual Report 2019

Find in this document all the EDF achivements during 2019. This report was co-funded by the European Union’s Rights, Equality and Citizenship Programme. The European Union was not involved in the preparation and publication of this report.

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Human Rights Report 2019: Ensuring the rights of persons with disabilities to equality and non-discrimination in the European Union

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.

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EDF Annual Report 2018

Find in this document all the EDF achivements during 2018. This report was co-funded by the European Union’s Rights, Equality and Citizenship Programme. The European Union was not involved in the preparation and publication of this report.

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Know your Rights

The following pages present your rights as a person with disabilities in the European Union (EU). It will help you understand how the EU works, the history and development of rights of persons with disabilities in the EU, and what rights you have under EU law. In a situation where your rights are breached, or you would like some more information, our website provides a list of the agencies that you can reach out to. Finally, it also explains the challenges that remain for persons with disabilities.

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Sexual and reproductive health and rights of women and girls with disabilities

At EDF, we work a lot on the rights of women with disabilities too. We have a group...

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Ending forced sterilisation of women and girls with disabilities

This report by EDF and CERMI Women’s Foundation raises awareness on how to prevent and end forced sterilisation...

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Human Rights Report 2018: Disability-Inclusive SDGs in Europe and in International Cooperation

The second issue of our annual European Human Rights report Series is focusing on the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable   Development  and the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). This report showcases to decision-makers and organisations of   persons with disabilities  the link between the CRPD and the SDGs in Europe and in international cooperation. It suggests recommendations and advocacyopportunities for disability-inclusive SDGs.

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