Tag Archives: Disability Cuts in Europe

UK is Breaching Human Rights of Disabled, UN told

Source: Stephen Naysmith – Herald Scotland A SCOTTISH campaigner will this morning (2nd April 2012) tell the Human Rights Council of the UN that the UK Government is in breach of its human rights obligations to disabled people. … Read more

Irish MEP’s Discuss European Union Austerity Measures

On the 9th February 2012 ENIL and the parliamentary group GUE/NGL held a hearing in the European Parliament entitled ‘Defend the right of Independent Living – How the EU’s austerity policy is undermining the lives … Read more

Edward Scissorhands … the cuts in Italy

He couldn’t have done worse than this. The BTP-Bund spread going up and down, the European Central Bank, a crisis in welfare: explain it how you want but at the end of the day there … Read more

ENIL on the Joint Committee on Human Rights Report on Independent Living and UNCRDP

Rights of disabled people may be at risk, says Human Rights Committee  The disability movement/Independent Living movement of the UK is very pleased about the outcome of this report. It was exactly what we needed … Read more

Reprint: Disabled people have come so far – don’t undo all the progress

The UK is at risk of breaching international obligations to disabled people, so I’m proud to help safeguard independence Source: http://www.guardian.co.uk/commentisfree/2012/mar/01/disabled-people-have-come-far As a severely disabled person, I am reminded every day of the tremendous progress made … Read more

U.K.: Rights of disabled people may be at risk, says Human Rights Committee

JOINT COMMITTEE ON HUMAN RIGHTS PRESS NOTICE No 87, Session 2010-12, 27 February 2012    The Joint Committee on Human Rights (JCHR) today publishes its Report on the implementation of the right of disabled people … Read more

DPAC: Letter warns Government that Scrapping ILF would ‘wreck lives’

Campaigners have handed the government a letter signed by hundreds of user-led organisations and disabled activists, in an effort to save the Independent Living Fund (ILF). The letter, written by the campaign group Disabled People … Read more

Spotlight: Hearing in the European Parliament: “Defend the Right of Independent Living – How the EU’s austerity policy is undermining the lives of people with disabilities.”

On the 9th February 2012 ENIL and the European parliamentary group GUE/NGL (European United Left/Nordic Green Left) held a hearing in the European Parliament. The purpose of this hearing was to show from a number … Read more

Disability watchdog: Update on current events in Hungary

“We would like to make you aware of current concerns that disabled people in Hungary are faced with. Recently the Hungarian Government changed the whole disability pension system, which will be a lot worse than … Read more

Disability watchdog: Giovanni is losing his personal assistance

Since 2006, 14 year old Giovanni has been in receipt of 70 hours of personal assistance per week and has chosen to have his personal assistance through the JAG cooperative. Just before Christmas the National … Read more

Press release: ENIL and European United Left/Nordic Green Left Hold a Parliamentary Hearing on the Impact of EU’s Austerity Policy on Persons with Disabilities

On 9 February 2012, the European Network on Independent Living (ENIL) and the group of the European United Left/Nordic Green Left are holding a hearing in the European Parliament entitled ‘Defend the Right of Independent … Read more

Hearing in the European Parliament

  Thursday 9 February 2012 – European Parliament Brussels  To watch the video of the hearing, please click on the following link http://bambuser.com/v/2354346#t=4100s. See the Press Release here The European Network on Independent Living (ENIL) … Read more

Save the date: Online seminars on the UNCRPD

The Scottish Human Rights Commission and the Equality and Human Rights Commission are holding a series of free online seminars about how the UN Disability Convention relates to what disabled people have told the Commission’s … Read more

ENIL Hearing on Cuts at the European Parliament

Save the Date! 9 February 2012, European Parliament   On 9 February 2012 ENIL is holding a hearing at the European Parliament entitled ‘Defend the Right of Independent Living – How the EU’s Austerity Policy … Read more

Independent Living Fund (ILF) in the UK: DPAC Signature campaign

To add your signature please email mail@dpac.uk.net, or meri.goodman@hotmail.co.uk    ‘DPAC Independent Living Fund letter Thousands of disabled people rely on funding from the Independent Living Fund to enable them to live independently with choice … Read more

John Evans from ENIL speaks to Europe about the devastating effect of the cuts

One of the greatest experts on Independent Living, John Evans, uses every opportunity to warn people with disabilities, policymakers and other stakeholders about the effects of the cuts in public spending that are going on. … Read more

U.K. Disability activists fight cuts with (first) success!

The wave of inhuman and inefficient policy decisions that hit people with disabilities disproportionally in many European countries is still on a roll and is affecting or threatening our Quality of Live and our Human … Read more

Europe’s way out of the crisis: the disability rights perspective

Source: EDF web Brussels, 1 December 2011 /// To mark the European Day of Persons with Disabilities, the European Commission organised in cooperation with the European Disability Forum (EDF) a policy conference in Brussels on 1 … Read more

The Swedish crisis

The Independent Living movement in Sweden has a long history of demonstrations. Now it’s time to take on the placards again and rescue assistance! Country after country uses the economic crisis to cut the funding … Read more

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