EDF CALLS FOR EQUALITY & FULL INCLUSION OF WOMEN WITH DISABILITIES

March 13, 2015

EDF CALLS FOR EQUALITY & FULL INCLUSION OF WOMEN WITH DISABILITIES

6 March 2015 | On the occasion of the International Women’s Day on 8 March, EDF calls for equality and the full inclusion of women and girls with disabilities in all actions that European Union and its Member States undertake.

This year is special. 2015 is not only the year the world will agree a new international development framework, it is also the 20th anniversary of the Beijing Platform for Action; this platform aimed to bring to light the structural inequalities and human rights violations faced by all women and girls, and to prepare the ground for concrete action to realise gender equality.

Today, when we look at this platform for action, we stand together with women’s organisations across the world in calling for a reinforced commitment to women’s rights and gender equality. We would also like to highlight why it is essential to make the platform inclusive, and to address the rights of women and girls, of all ages, and with particular attention to women who face multiple discrimination, such as women and girls with disabilities and female informal carers of persons with disabilities.

 

EDF would like to mark this day by asking for the full inclusion of women and girls with disabilities in all actions to address gender inequality and urges the European Union and its Member States to undertake comprehensive reviews on progress and difficulties encountered in this regard.

 

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