Independent Living

Oct 22, 2020,

COVID-19 Disability Rights Monitor Report Highlights Catastrophic Global Failure to Protect the Rights of Persons with Disabilities

In its final report, the COVID-19 Disability Rights Monitor (DRM) Coordinating Group calls for urgent action by States and the international community to halt the catastrophic failure to protect the lives, health and rights of persons with disabilities during the COVID-19 pandemic. The report is entitled ‘Disability rights during the pandemic: A global report on…

Sep 30, 2020,

Summary of ENIL’s Members’ Meeting and the Independent Living for All Webinar

Following on from a successful regional members’ meeting in Poland in 2019, ENIL hosted an online members’ meeting on Monday 14 September, with an accompanying webinar on “Independent Living for All” on Tuesday 15 September. The two-day event was well-attended, and questions and debates were lively. Personal Assistance was in the focus of the discussions,…

Sep 02, 2020,

ENIL Supports Call to Respect Human Rights in Belarus

Since the elections on 9 August 2020, people in Belarus have been peacefully protesting, in demand of new, fair and free elections.  The ENIL member in Belarus — the Office for the Rights of People with Disability (ORPD) — shared an Open Letter with us on the current situation in the country. The letter was initiated…

Aug 31, 2020,

Are All Athletes Equal?

One month ago, I wrote ENIL’s submission for the Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights, regarding the implementation of article 30 of the UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (CRPD), on access to sports and leisure. My whole heart went into this assignment, because I am an athlete. It also…

Aug 31, 2020,

Take My Money… And My Pride!

This article was written by our member from Greece, Maria, to raise awareness about the discriminatory treatment against disabled people by companies producing household appliances. In the article, she describes her experiences with purchasing a dehumidifier. Have you ever come across the following statement (or a similar one)? “This appliance is not intended for use…