The world is not designed for people with intellectual disabilities. We already knew it, but we thought putting together several absurd situations that happened during quarantine would prove this even more.
Today, the European Parliament approved a motion for resolution on the rights of persons with intellectual disabilities in the COVID-19 crisis. The resolution was drafted by the Parliament’s Petitions Committee, following a petition from Inclusion Europe.
Since the beginning of the COVID-19 emergency, there have been several cases of national laws being incompatible with the rights of people with intellectual disabilities. Therefore, Inclusion Europe submitted a petition to defend their rights as well as those of their families.
The COVID-19 is changing every aspect of our societies, revealing pre-existing inequalities and highlighting that work on disability inclusion is imperative. Therefore, Inclusion Europe highlights news and statements around the topic of rights of people with disabilities and their families.