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On the International Day of Persons with Disabilities,
European Commissioner for Equality Helena Dalli said:
This year, we mark the
International Day of Persons with Disabilities
at hard times with Coronavirus.
While the pandemic has affected us all,
people with disabilities were affected even harder.
Also, those living in institutions.
Community services and access to healthcare were harder to organise.
Online schooling and working from home
were not always accessible to all.
COVID-19 has bought a lot of barriers that
people with intellectual disabilities are facing.
We must remove these barriers.
The European Union is promoting the rights of people
with disabilities but there is still a long way to go.
At the beginning of 2021, The European Commission will
present the new European Strategy on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities.
They are working on the European Strategy
on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities.
The European Commission will shape inclusive societies
and they will do their best to continue to help.
It was ten years ago that the European Union signed the
It was the first and only organization to sign the Convention
to be able to help people with disabilities to enjoy their rights.
The European Disability Strategy 2010-2020 has done
a lot of good work but there is still a long way to go.
Read also László Bercse’s speech at the conference.
Our work brings the voice of people with intellectual disabilities and their families where decisions about their future are made.
This has always been incredibly important. It is even more so with the Covid pandemic drastic impact on their rights and lives.
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