The German Federal Constitutional Court has ruled that stripping people under full guardianship (as well as criminal offenders) from their voting rights is unconstitutional. The resolution of January 29, 2019 was published today.
To mark the International Woman’s Day on 8 March, the President of the Inclusion Europe member Bundesvereinigung Lebenshilfe, Ulla Schmidt, called for additional regulations concerning gender equality within sheltered workshops for people with disabilities.
Lebenshilfe National Chairman, Ulla Schmidt met with the German Minister of Health, Hermann Gröhe in order to discuss health care issues negatively impacting the lives people with disabilities and their families. The dialogue took place at the Federal Ministry of Health in Berlin, Germany.
Achim Giesa and Detlef Erasmy have been awarded with the Federal Order of Merit for their perseverance and their exemplary dedication to the cause of people with disabilities, during a ceremony that took place at Bremen City Hall.
On the occasion of World Down Syndrome Day on 21 March, Lebenshilfe urged the government to provide more alternatives to the sheltered workshops for people with Down Syndrome and other intellectual disabilities.
Five associations active in the disability field called for a new federal law to govern the provision of support services for persons with disabilities. The associations, including Inclusion Europe's member Bundesvereinigung Lebenshilfe, discussed the fundamental principles of such legislation with high-level members of Bundestag and officials from ministries on 25 June. The podium discussion was moderated by Klaus Lachwitz, the President of Inclusion International.