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The final event of the “Life after Violence” project will take place in Brussels on 21 November. The “Life after Violence” study examined how experiencing violence and abuse affects women with intellectual disabilities. We found the coping strategies they develop and the worldviews they adopt as a result of their experiences have an impact on their ability to live independently...
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Click here for the easy-to-read version “A life sentence, a loss or a betrayal.” This is how forced sterilisation is experienced by women and girls with disabilities, according to a report by the European Disability Forum (EDF) and CERMI Women’s Foundation. The international community has widely acknowledged that forced sterilisation is a violation of many...
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Click here for the easy-to-read version Researcher Juultje Holla and self-advocate Ellis Jongerius are examining how women who have experienced violence in institutions cope with the experience once they left the institution. The research is part of  “Life after violence” project by Inclusion Europe.  Juultje and Ellis recently led a workshop presenting the research. We...
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Click here for the easy-to-read version Searching for information, reading the news, using social media to stay in touch with friends: More and more people with intellectual disabilities surf the internet and enjoy being included online. Most of the time, they do so without any incidents. There is however the risk for people using the...
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Panel of self-advocates (and moderator) at Thomas MoreClick here for the easy-to-read version In November, Inclusive Campus Life (ICLife), a project Inclusion Europe participates in, held their event, “Mini Conference ‘Campus Accessibility’”. The event took place at the Thomas More campus in Geel, Belgium. The overall goal of the ICLife project is to promote and...
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A new initiative of Inclusion Europe Women with disabilities are at a significant risk of severe forms of violence. They experience violence at significantly higher rates, more frequently, for longer, in more ways, and by more perpetrators; they have considerably fewer pathways to safety, and are less likely to report experiences of violence. However, programs...
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This month we had the final management meeting for our SafeSurfing project, having completed all our training sessions in five different countries and languages. Safe Surfing is an innovative project developed by Inclusion Europe and four of its members – Mencap, Anffas, Plena Inclusion and PSONI – to train persons with intellectual disabilities on data...
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