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14/07/2021
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The European Economic and Social Committee (EESC) hails the new EU Disability Rights Strategy as a step forward in implementing the UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (UNCRPD). The Strategy has taken on board many of the suggestions proposed by the EESC, the European disability movement and civil society. The proposals include full harmonisation of the new agenda and strengthened EU-level supervision of its application. The EESC is, however, concerned about the watering down of the binding measures and hard law implementing the Strategy.

09/06/2021
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Rooted in the United Nations Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (UNCRPD), which was the first international treaty to take a human rights approach to disability, the EU Disability Strategy for the next decade is a promising document with many commendable proposals and only a few flaws. But for the strategy to be able to live up to its promise of ending discrimination against 87 million European with disabilities, its implementation will require a strong political will and resources.

31/10/2019
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Now we have a golden opportunity to align the EU's next disability strategy with the UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities

On 21 October, the European Economic and Social Committee (EESC) held a public hearing to gather input from grassroots organisations for its opinion on the EU's next ten-year strategy for disability rights and to draw the lessons from the agenda due to expire in 2020.

26/10/2018
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The EESC hearing on the new MFF and cohesion policy seen from the disability perspective shows the EC proposal could still be improved

The European Commission's proposals for new rules governing the funds that underpin EU cohesion policy fail to list equality and accessibility for persons with disabilities among mandatory eligibility criteria for funding. This poses a risk that public money may be used to finance infrastructure or services that will only increase their discrimination, an EESC hearing revealed.

13/07/2018
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EWSA fordert EU auf, Diskriminierung aus Gründen des Geschlechts oder einer Behinderung, von der europaweit ca. 40 Mio. Frauen betroffen sind, zu bekämpfen und gesetzlich zu verbieten.

Am 11. Juli 2018 forderte der Europäische Wirtschafts- und Sozialausschuss (EWSA), der die organisierte Zivilgesellschaft Europas vertritt, die Organe und die Mitgliedstaaten der Europäischen Union (EU) dazu auf, mehr für den Schutz von Frauen und Mädchen mit Behinderungen zu unternehmen. Diese sind in der EU nach wie vor Mehrfachdiskriminierung sowohl aufgrund ihres Geschlechts als auch ihrer Behinderung ausgesetzt, was oftmals ihre soziale Ausgrenzung zur Folge hat.

 

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