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Health 18-03-2022

Every third disabled child experiences violence in their lifetime, study found

A third of children and adolescents with disabilities experience violence, and disabled children are twice as likely to experience violence compared to those without disabilities, a Lancet study found.
Non-discrimination 15-03-2022

Persons with disabilities in Ukraine face a ‘crisis within a crisis’

Civil society calls on the EU, national governments and humanitarian organisations to step up efforts to protect Ukraine's 2.7 million persons with disabilities who risk abandonment, death or a lack of shelter amid Russia's invasion
Health 09-03-2022

French disability minister: people with disabilities must engage in politics

EU disability ministers are meeting in Paris on Wednesday (9 March) to take stock of the EU's disability strategy and exchange best practices. EURACTIV France spoke to the French secretary of state in charge of people with disabilities who initiated the meeting within the French EU Council presidency framework.
Future EU 17-12-2021

CoFoE: Lack of inclusion of people with disabilities is worrying

Persons with disabilities do not have an equal access to the Conference on the Future of Europe (CoFoE), writes Yannis Vardakastanis. Yannis Vardakastanis is the president of the European Disability Forum and a member of the CoFoE Plenary. This problem...
Health 10-11-2021

MEP: Raising awareness on SMA without fighting for inclusion leads to isolation

Social rights and better inclusion in society are the areas where people living with Spinal Muscular Atrophy (SMA) need more improvements, Greek EU lawmaker Stelios Kympouropoulos told EURACTIV.
Elections 03-03-2021

The right to vote for all is a matter of human dignity

As the European Commission is about to unveil the EU's new Strategy on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities for the next decade, Krzysztof Pater writes about one of the areas where discrimination is still acutely felt – the right to vote, effectively denied to many persons with disabilities across Europe.
Non-discrimination 03-12-2020

Neglected by public policy, women with disabilities face double discrimination

Being a woman with a disability often leads to double discrimination, particularly in France. EURACTIV France looks into this issue that continues to largely go unnoticed by policymakers.
Economy & Jobs 03-11-2020

Job market integration: pandemic puts disadvantaged at greater risk

The COVID-19 health crisis makes it even more difficult for disadvantaged people, who already have a hard time in normal times, to be integrated into the labour market. Could a paradigm shift be the solution? EURACTIV France reports.
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Global Europe 18-11-2019

Disability & Migration – AMiD final conference

How many migrants arriving in European have a disability? What kind of support do they need?