Tag Archives: Raise Awareness

ENIL’s visit to Belarus: “What is IL and why is it needed?”

The Office for the Rights of Persons with a Disability (ORPD) in Minsk invited ENIL’s executive director Jamie Bolling to Belarus. The visit took place between 25th and 29th February 2012. The theme for the … Read more

Protest in Germany

Every year around the 5th May, the European day of protest for equal rights for people with disabilities, there are many actions and initiatives of disability organizations in many parts of Germany. On 10 May … 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

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

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

Recent reports

  ENIL would like to raise awareness on the work and publications of ESSL. The Essl Family have been involved in social affairs for many years. The Essl Foundation was established in 2007 in order … Read more

Independent Living Scotland addresses its Parliament

Disabled people need the kind of welfare state which is not a mere ‘safety net’ but which invests in tackling disabling barriers and in providing resources to meet the additional costs related to impairment. Read … Read more

Independent Living Classics: the 2007 Barcelona speech by Dr Ratzka

If we speak about inspirational leaders in the Independent living movement we quickly come to Dr Adolf Ratzka. In 2007 he spoke in Barcelona on the dependency culture towards people with disabilities and how to … 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

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

ENIL Conference in the University of Valencia (Spain)

  Last 18th  november 2011, there was a conference under the title “Independent Living, a Life Empowerment Strategy”, it took place in the Social Education Faculty of the Valencia University. The speakers were the ENIL … Read more

Sterilization of Women and Girls with Disabilities: A Briefing Paper (November 2011)

In many parts of the world, women rely on access to a range of methods to control their fertility, including voluntary sterilisation. However, too often, sterilisation is not a choice. Women with disabilities are particularly … Read more

The importance of the language

One of the ways we are discrminated is the way people talks about disabled people… Very good video.  

The voters no one wants

If the political parties consider that the top politicians should mirror the electorate, people with disabilities represent the voters no one wants. All political parties are aware that there has to be a certain correlation … Read more

Good example: International Diploma in Mental Health Law and Human Rights 2011-2012

The World Health Organization and the Indian Law Society (ILS) Pune, India offers the International Diploma in Mental Health Law and Human Rights. In 2005 WHO published the Resource Book on Mental Health, Human Rights … Read more

Good Example: Anizeto Calzeta and Ruedas a book by Guillermo Fresser

Anizeto Calzeta is not a regular detective, he solves everyday life mysteries and social issues and he has an exceptional assistant called Wheels (Ruedas).Wheels is the nickname of a 12 year old girl called Candela … Read more

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