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Women's Voice - November 2020

Wednesday is the international day on elimination of violence against women and girls. In that occasion we share with you a specific article on violence against women and girls with disabilities and advertise several events on the topic.

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Disability Voice - November 2020

Saturday 10 October was World Mental Health Day, dedicated to raising awareness of mental health and psychosocial disabilities. In this context we teamed up with our member Mental Health Europe (MHE) for this edition of the Disability Voice.

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Women's Voice - October 2020

In this edition of the Women's Voice, we share with you issues faced by women in psychiatry and the campaign of EDF to combat involuntary treatment and placement. 

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Disability Voice - October 2020

This month we bring you a short edition with calls to action and updates on our work including new toolkits, surveys, and a photo competition, and we'll be back to our longer format in our next edition on Mental Health - stay tuned!

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Women's Voice - September 2020

In this edition, we summarise key points relevant to women and girls with disabilities from the last months: important publications, work of the CRPD and CEDAW Committee, and consultations from the European Commission.

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Disability Voice - August 2020

For the third consecutive year we are meeting here, in this youth version of the Disability Voice. But this is maybe the only common thing with the previous years, as 2020 is really unique, mostly for the wrong reasons.

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Women's Voice - June 2020

This month we are not going into details on the content of the newsletter and instead we encourage you to read...

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Disability Voice - June 2020

Content warning: this issue includes the topics of death, prison, psychiatric institutions, racism, rape. Residential institutions, psychiatric institutions, correctional facilities, and detention centers are all spaces where state violence, ableist and racist, can be inflicted, including by police and other staff.

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Women's Voice - May 2020

The Belgian government has started to loosen the lockdown measures, as in many other European countries. We however stay very prudent and continue to monitor the situation with our members and partners.

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Disability Voice - May 2020

As we have been receiving and posting more information than usual, we’re trying out a more compact format of this newsletter in order to best direct you to the most up to date information.

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Women's Voice - April 2020

Most of this April's newsletter covers the COVID-19 pandemic and how it affects women, including women with disabilities, who are at the forefront of the pandemic. 

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Disability Voice - April 2020

Happy World Autism Awareness Day! We co-created this edition with Autism-Europe to draw attention to their latest campaign on education and employment for autistic people, and to their work on building understanding of neurodiversity and de-institutionalisation

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Women's Voice - March 2020

On Sunday, the world celebrated international women's day with marches and events all over the planet. It was a great time to reflect on all that has been accomplished and everything that still needs to be done, in all areas of life, to include all women and girls.

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Disability Voice - March 2020

This edition of the Disability Voice was postponed due to the COVID-19 pandemic and will focus on the issues and rights of women and girls with disabilities.

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Women's Voice - February 2020

We focused on the essential: the upcoming elections of the CEDAW Committee (you can still contribute to the process), the finalisation of the gender equality strategy by the European Commission, and...

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Disability Voice - February 2020

New year, new Disability Intergroup, and a new Disability Voice! Keep reading to find out how you can help us shape it, and keep reading further for upcoming webinars, scholarships, jobs and other opportunities. Happy New Year!

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Women's Voice - January 2020

EDF Women's Committee has been working hard and we are pleased to share with you our achievement of last year and action plans for 2020. We will continue working hard to ensure that women and girls with disabilities are fully part of the next...

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