Dec 17, 2010, News

Independent Living News! 16th of December 2010

Please find available the latest ENIL Newsletter in the link below: Independent Living News! 16th December 2010 Newsletter If you would like to share with us any suggestions, news or contribute with an article please contact Marisol Fojas ENIL Secretary  

Dec 15, 2010, News

EU can ratify UN disability convention

The European Union has removed the last barrier to formal EU ratification of the United Nations convention on the rights of persons with disabilities, according to Gerard Quinn (pictured), the director of the Centre for Disability Law and Policy at NUI Galway. A code of practice was agreed on in Brussels on December 6th that…

Dec 15, 2010, News

Advancing the National Disability Strategy

Building on Comparative and an International Innovation – Conference in Galway December 10th 2010 The Centre for Disability, Law and Policy held an international conference on National Disability Strategies in Ireland on 10th of December in the Radisson hotel in Galway.  This conference coincides with the UN Human Rights day which was adopted on the…

Dec 15, 2010, News

ENIL’s Newsletters review of the year for 2010

The European Network for Indepednent Living (ENIL) presents a newsletter every fortnight with information regarding events and uplifting stories on various issues and news happening throughout Europe.  Since January, the newsletters included a number of interesting profiles of people with disabilities about their lives and their work and contribution to the IL movement such as,…

Dec 15, 2010, News

10. december Mednarodni dan lovekovih pravic

SPOROČILO ZA JAVNOST – 10. december Mednarodni dan človekovih pravic ENIL – Evropska mreža za neodvisno življenje poziva člane gibanja za neodvisno življenje in s tem celotno družbo, da naredi korak naprej pri obeleževanju 10. Decembra kot Mednarodnega dneva človekovih pravic. Ta dan je namenjen promociji človekovih pravic.   Aktivisti znotraj gibanja za neodvisno življenje…

Dec 15, 2010, News

Germano Tossi; ENIL member shares his thoughts on Independent Living

Germano Tosi, Italian Independent Living activist and member of ENIL and ENIL Italia would like to share with us his experience during the General Assembly. Regarding my first experience at the International level, I’m very proud to participate and know all the staff of people which have been working and fighting for a lot of…

Dec 13, 2010, News

Conference in Stockholm

Conference in Stockholm about violence against women with disabilities was held on the 25th of November 2010. “Bräcke diakoni” and the development centre on double vulnerability “Utvecklings centrum dubbelt utsatt” organized the conference about violence against women with disabilities. The 70 participants of the conference were from different organisations from the society yet all working…

Dec 13, 2010, News

Protect People with Disabilities- An Irish Freedom Drive

On the 19th of January 2011 CILs from across Ireland and their members are urged to come together and meet with their political representatives. We must demonstrate to our political representatives the need to Protect People with Disabilities: Protect our incomes Protect our access to essential services. Representatives will meet at 11am in the Westbury Hotel Dublin. We…

Dec 13, 2010, News

Christmas celebrations around Europe

Christmas is an annual celebration each year of the birth of Jesus Christ.  Therefore, most countries around Europe have their own ways to mark and celebrate the festivities.  We as people with disabilities also look forward to these festivities as it is a time to spend with family, friends and neighbours. In the lead up to christmas,…

Dec 13, 2010, News

Travel Rights for people with Disabilities

People with disabilities have an equal right to travel anywhere throughout the world as independently as possible with the necessary assistance that may be required.  For many years, freedom of movement has been an illusion for people with disabilities to the extent that accessing public transport was impossible such as trains, buses, air travel etc.  Due to…

Dec 13, 2010, News

Susanne Berg on Accessibility

Early this summer the Swedish government presented a proposal on legislation prohibiting discrimination on the grounds of lacking accessibility. For the Swedish disability movement it was a long awaited proposal. Two years ago the Discrimination Act was enacted without access issues being covered. Instead, yet another inquiry was appointed, this time within the office of…

Dec 10, 2010, News

Good experiences of parents as personal assistants to their children

  Personal assistance is a very successful service for children and young people as well as adults. With personal assistance all children can grow up together with their parents and siblings. They can play, go to school and have experiences on their own terms. Personal assistance gives fantastic opportunity, but it is not always simple…

Dec 10, 2010, News

The JAG Association in Norway is fighting for personal assistance and equal rights

The JAG Association in Norway started a year ago and has already 30 members. Only a person with multiple, severe disabilities including some kind of intellectual disability can become a member. Others can become supporting members, without power or influence in the association. In Norway personal assistance was included in the Law on Social Services in 2000,…

Dec 10, 2010, News

New Norwegian report shows that personal assistance is profitable from a socio-economical perspective

On behalf of ULOBA, the international consulting firm Econ Pöyry has prepared a report on citizen-/user controlled personal assistance in a socio-economical perspective. The study shows that personal assistance is economically viable and that personal assistance is the only instrument that provides opportunity for employment and social participation. In decisions on how many persons will be granted personal assistance…

Dec 09, 2010, News

10 de Dezembro de 2010 – O Dia dos Direitos Humanos

A ENIL faz uma chamada de atenção para que o Movimento de Vida Independente e toda a sociedade dêem um passo em frente no dia 10 de Dezembro de 2010 – O Dia dos Direitos Humanos. Dar um passo em frente neste dia para divulgar o reconhecimento que faz o Alto Comissariado das Nações Unidas…

Dec 09, 2010, News

10. Dezember, dem Tag der Menschenrechte

  ENIL ruft die Independent-Living-Bewegung und die gesamte Gesellschaft dazu auf, sich am 10. Dezember, dem Tag der Menschenrechte, zu melden. Treten Sie am heutigen Tag vor und unterstützen Sie das Anliegen, das vom Büro des Hochkommissars der Vereinten Nationen für Menschenrechte verbreitet wird. Unterstützen Sie aktiv alle Verteidiger der Menschenrechte, die durch ihr Handeln gegen…

Dec 09, 2010, News

10th of December; Human Rights Day

ENIL calls the Independent Living movement and all of society to step forward on December 10, 2010 – Human Rights Day.       Step forward this day to spread the theme promoted by the United Nations Office of the High Commissioner of Human Rights (OHCHR) by acclaiming human rights defenders who act to end discrimination….

Dec 07, 2010, Role Models

Meet Peter Lambreghts, from Gent (Belgium)

Born in Antwerp, Belgium in 1971. Happily married and father of two princesses. Enjoyed a wide range of studies on bachelor level. Volunteer and active member of several associations of persons with a disability. Chairman or board member of several think tanks,organizations and associations in the protection of interests of people with a disability. Elected as ENIL board…

Dec 03, 2010, News

3 de Diciembre; Día Internacional de las Personas con Discapacidad

  ENIL celebra hoy, 3 de Diciembre de 2010, el día Internacional de las Personas con Diversidad Funcional Representamos el 10% de la población mundial, o visto de otra forma 650 millones de personas. A menudo las sociedades en las que vivimos no son conscientes de las dificultades con las que tenemos que enfrentarnos. Este…

Dec 03, 2010, News

3rd of December: International Day of Persons with Disabilities

ENIL celebrates today, the 3rd of December 2010, International Day of Persons with Disabilities.     We represent around 10% of the world’s population, or 650 million people. Often our societies are unaware of the challenges we face. We use this day to celebrate our disabilities, to promote an understanding of our issues as human rights issues…