Advocacy training: it’s time for equality! – ETR

Inclusion Europe organised a training in Brussels between 4 and 6 December 2019. The training was about the rights of women with intellectual disabilities.

Advocacy training: it’s time for equality!

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Inclusion Europe organised a training in Brussels

between 4 and 6 December 2019.

The training was about the rights of women

with intellectual disabilities.

Almost 40 people took part in the training.

They came from different European countries.

We talked about discrimination of women with intellectual disabilities,

especially women living in institutions.

We also talked about how they can fight for their rights.

Violence against women

Women in institutions are often victims of violence.

This violence can be very different.

For example, there is:

Psychological violence happens

when someone makes you feel bad

about yourself.

For example, if someone insults you.

Different self-advocates and people coming from other organisations

spoke at the training.

For example, Manon Deshayes and Jessica Nguyen

from the European Women’s Lobby.

The European Women’s Lobby is an organisation

that speaks up for the rights of women in Europe.

Moana Genevey from Equinet

talked about what women can do

when they are being discriminated against.

Equinet fights against all forms of discrimination

and has members all over Europe.

During the last days of the training,

participants met with some MEPs.

They talked with MEPs about the problems

that women with intellectual disabilities have.

 

Inclusion Europe is very happy with how the training went

and thanks everyone who participated.

Our former vice-president Senada Halilčević said:

“Women with intellectual disabilities need to get together

and make their voices heard!”

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