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Civil society coalition to counter the disproportionate impact of the crisis on disabled people

Photo taken during the open meeting [07/12/2015] Right before the International Day of persons with disabilities the EU Alliance Against Disability Cuts held an open meeting in the European Parliament. The event provided an opportunity to take stock of the deleterious conditions in which many disabled persons find themselves after substantial cuts were applied by national governments to their allowances and support services.Civil society coalition to counter the disproportionate impact of the crisis on disabled people - Read more

Carers at home: You are not alone!

[16/10/2015] Caring for a beloved person at home is a challenge for many caregiving relatives. However, they are not alone. There is support for them. Experts at REHACARE tell us what this help can look like.Carers at home: You are not alone! - Read more

7th ENIL Brussels Freedom Drive 2015 was a great success

Photo: People at 7th Freedom Drive [07/10/2015] The 7th Freedom Drive was a great success with over 400 persons attending the March and over 200 – the other Freedom Drive events. Many of the national delegations met with their Members of the European Parliament and there are great promises for closer collaboration.7th ENIL Brussels Freedom Drive 2015 was a great success - Read more

Human Rights recommendations to the EU from the CRPD Committee

Photo: United Nations Human Rights logo [09/09/2015] The European Union (EU) has been examined for the first time by a UN human rights committee in Geneva – the expert Committee on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities. Having ratified the UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (CRPD) in 2010, the EU was called to present the work it has done on the implementation of the Convention since then.Human Rights recommendations to the EU from the CRPD Committee - Read more

UN Convention: Zero Project Report 2015

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Photo: Map of the world [24/04/2015] The Zero Project’s fourth report looks at the implementation of the UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities around the world and focuses on independent living and political participation.UN Convention: Zero Project Report 2015 - Read more

Raising retirement age would widen benefit disparities for disadvantaged

Photo: Elderly man working [13/04/2015] The age to receive full Social Security benefits should be closer to 70, according to a report published in the journal Daedalus. Raising retirement age would widen benefit disparities for disadvantaged - Read more

Dismantling barriers to community-living

Photo: Man and woman in wheelchair [18/12/2014] Hundreds of thousands of children, young people, people with disabilities and mental health problems, older or homeless people still live segregated in closed institutions across the European Union (EU), suffering from the life-long impact of institutionalisation.Dismantling barriers to community-living - Read more

New petition urges the Prime Minister to help save lives and limbs

Photo: Children during a risk education session [28/11/2014] A new petition launched by Handicap International UK is urging the Prime Minister, David Cameron, to ensure that UK Aid helps save the lives and limbs of civilians affected by conflict.New petition urges the Prime Minister to help save lives and limbs - Read more

 
 

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