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Elisabeta Moldovan is the
co-president of Ceva de spus.
Elisabeta Moldovan is from Romania.
Ceva de spus is an NGO which gathers adults.
The adults are self-advocates
who have every kind of disability.
Ceva de spus has 3 goals.
Ceva de spus wants to end institutionalisation.
Ceva de spus wants accessibility.
Ceva de spus wants to raise awareness.
Elisabeta Moldovan told 2 stories
about her life in an institution.
Elisabeta Moldovan was 11 years old.
when Elisabeta Moldovan’s teacher
gave her a bag of sweets.
Elisabeta Moldovan asked the teacher
why Elisabeta Moldovan should give
the bag of sweets to her classmates.
The teacher told her that it’s
Elisabeta Moldovan’s birthday.
But Elisabeta Moldovan didn’t
know what a birthday is.
The teacher explained to
her what a birthday is.
Elisabeta Moldovan moved to an
institution where Elisabeta Moldovan
had to work in the garden.
But Elisabeta Moldovan didn’t like it.
So, Elisabeta Moldovan and her
friends hid in the attic of the institution.
A man who worked in the
institution found them.
The man brought them to the
basement of the institution.
The man took out his
belt and beat them.
Elisabeta Moldovan was happy
that the man didn’t rape her.
Politicians don’t respect the CRPD.
The CRPD says that every person
has the right to live in the community
and to have access to services.
Politicians want to keep people
with disabilities in institutions.
Every year 1,500 people with
disabilities die in institutions.
Elisabeta Moldovan asks for
the European Union to stop
giving money to the countries
which don’t end institutionalisation.
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