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  • Publication: European Human Rights Report issue 3 - Greece: State of play of protection at national level (excerpt)

    30.08.2019 ‘European Human Rights report – issue 3’ is the third issue of our annual European Human Rights report series. It focus on "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. The following is the fact sheet on Greece present in Chapter 4 "State of play of protection at national level". State of play - Greece The Greek Constitution enshrines the principle of equality before the law. Law 4443...
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  • Call for tenders: Easy to read version of EDF Annual report

    27.08.2019 EDF is looking for a service provider based in the EU to rpoduce an easy to read version of our annual report. Draft version of the report The successful provider should: Draft of an easy to read version according to the “European standards for making information easy to read and understand; Verification of the work by a self-advocate (organised by the provider). Requirements Should have experience in designing accessible publications. Should be registered in a European Union country. Timeline Final version should be ready 15th October Please send a proposal including references...
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  • Call for tenders: Design of EDF Annual report

    27.08.2019 EDF is looking for a service provider based in the EU for the design of a 30-page report. Draft version of the report The successful provider should; Production of both print-ready version and accessible PDF or e-pub version. Production of separate cover page with braille markers and QR code for printing. Design all the graphic part of the report, including images (which will be provided). Necessary corrections to accessible web version after check by independent third party. Timeline Final version should be ready 30 days after start of work (5-10 October). Requirements Should...
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  • Disability Voice: Does Lush discriminate against young employees with disabilities?

    19.08.2019 The differences between how two visually impaired workers were treated at different branches of the cosmetics company reveal a recurring gap between legislation and implementation of inclusive policies. According to her blog post testimonial, Carys, a blind woman, applied for a position at Lush in 2017. Though she notified them of her access needs in advance, reasonable accommodations were not made for her to successfully complete the interview and she was not retained. She sought legal advice and contacted Lush headquarters whilst her mother posted about it on Facebook, which prompted Lush...
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  • Publication: European Human Rights Report 3 - Migrants with disabilities (excerpt)

    01.08.2019 ‘European Human Rights report – issue 3’ is the third issue of our annual European Human Rights report Series focus on 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. The following is an excerpt from Chapter 3: Multiple and intersectional discrimination: Asylum seekers and migrants with disabilities are also particularly susceptible to intersectional discrimination. In the survey “...
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  • Publication: European Human Rights Report 3 - Gender and disability: women and girls with disabilities (excerpt)

    31.07.2019 ‘European Human Rights report – issue 3’ is the third issue of our annual European Human Rights report Series focus on 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. The following is an excerpt from Chapter 3: Multiple and intersectional discrimination: Women and girls with disabilities frequently face discrimination based on their gender and disability. This is one of the reasons why the...
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  • Visit: Disability advocates from India in Brussels

    31.07.2019 It was a pleasure for EDF to organise and host the second visit of Indian organisations of persons with disabilities (DPOs) to Brussels, Belgium. The Indian delegation, comprised of 6 members, visited Brussels from 1 to 4 June as part of the project “Building Partnerships for the SDGs: Empowering Organisations of Persons with Disabilities”. This is a 3-year project funded by the EU and implemented by Sightsavers India, in collaboration with EDF.  Read all about their visit  Testimony of Neeta Nagesh, Member of Viklang Ekta Seva Samiti, Madhya Pradesh  "It was the first time that I traveled to...
    Indiian delegation with EDF staff
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  • Research: Inclusion of persons with disabilities in EU development cooperation

    29.07.2019 In the framework of the Knowledge management Component of the EU-funded programme Bridging the Gap II (BtG-II), now available is the Study on the Inclusion of persons with disabilities in European Union development cooperation. BtG- II has conducted this preliminary study in order to provide further evidence on the EU’s contribution to the implementation of the CRPD in international cooperation. The outcomes of the study should support EU policy-makers and the Directorate-General for International Cooperation and Development (DEVCO) technical staff to develop inclusive policies and improve...
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  • Testimony: Litan Baruri

    29.07.2019 Litan is a Program Officer at Access Bangladesh Foundation, a partner organization on the i2i project. My name is Litan Baruri and I work for Access Bangladesh Foundation, a leading national Disabled People’s Organization in Bangladesh. I am a Program Officer and I have been working here for the last three years. I live in Dhaka, the capital city of Bangladesh. Since contracting polio when I was 1 and a half years old I have been living with reduced mobility. A general thought was that my disability was the end of my life. But my parents didn't give up. My father helped me with my homework...
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  • Legal Action: European Commission pursues 7 countries for infringing disability-related rules

    26.07.2019 Yesterday, the European Commission launched procedures against 7 countries (Bulgaria, Croatia, Czechia, Germany, Greece, Ireland, Spain) for infringing disability-related rules. The decision was announced during the presentation of the monthly package of infringement decisions, when the Commission unveils in which cases will pursue legal action against Member States for failing to comply with their obligations under EU law. Bulgaria and Ireland are pursued for failing to notify the full transposition of the EU Web Accessibility Directive. Croatia, Czechia, Greece, and Spain are pursued “after...
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