Inclusion Europe went to Barcelona for a meeting of the Human Rights working group at the offices of our member Som Fundació.
This meeting was a great opportunity to update members about our work, but also to learn their news.
From September 2015 to November 2015, Inclusion Europe UK member Mencap surveyed over 300 persons with intellectual disabilities between 18 and 35 year old in order to understand the current state of social inclusion. The results were shocking.
The first edition of “Salon Handicap & Achats Responsables”, a Trade Exhibition on Disability and Responsible Purchasing, organised by LVMH and “Les Échos, in collaboration with Unapei, will take place on 14 March 2016.
In France, people with intellectual disabilities face a lack of adequate support. Thousands of them are forced into “exile” in Belgium to receive the support they need. This issue affects adults but also children.
Women Enabled International is an organization fighting for the rights of women and girls with disabilities. They launched a survey aiming at mapping advocates working for the rights of women and girls with disabilities globally.
Inclusion Europe member Unapei has published a position paper on deinstitutionalisation, a process they believe is instrumental in allowing people with disabilities to gain or reclaim control over their lives.
UNAPEI has recently spoken out against a new amendment to the French health bill that could have threatened the rights of people with disabilities. The draft article aimed at establishing a system of permanent referral of people with disabilities that would not have respected their rights.