5 December: Hearing on 'Ending forced sterilisation of women and girls with disabilities'

5 December 2017

Women and girls with disabilities in Europe continue to be deprived of many of their human rights, including being sterilised against their consent or knowledge, depriving them from their dignity and power over their sexual and reproductive rights.

On 5 December 2017, EDF is holding a hearing aiming to raise awareness on ending forced sterilisation of women and girls with disabilities and call for the prohibition of all forms of violence against women.

The hearing is co-hosted by MEP Soraya Post and EDF Vice-President Ana Pelaez, and will take plane between 14.30 and 16.00 in the European Parliament in Brussels (room JAN4Q2).

Women with disabilities from all over Europe, women's rights organisations, civil society, human rights stakeholders, representatives of the United Nations and EU institutions will gather for this important event.

Register by 17 November 2017 here

The hearing coincides with two significant events: the European Days of Persons with Disabilities (4-5 December) and the 4th European Parliament of Persons with Disabilities (6 December),

Find out more about the 4th European Day of Persons with Disabilities here

Find out more about the European Days of Persons with Disabilities here

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