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10-10-2017 - The situation and rights of women with disabilities

FEMM 11-10-2017 - 12:03
The situation and rights of women with disabilities

The Committee on Women's Rights and Gender Equality organized a hearing on "The Situation and Rights of Women with disabilities" on 10 October 2017. The hearing will serve as an opportunity to provide input for the own initiative report on the same topic, on which the Committee will work in 2018 (Rapporteur: Rosa Estaràs Ferragut, EPP, Spain).

The invited experts will share their views and propose practical solutions for protecting and promoting the rights of women with disabilities. The hearing will count on the presence of Ms. Ana Peláez Narváez (EDF Vice-President and CERMI Women's Foundation Executive Vice-President), Ms. Thérèse Kempeneers-Foulon (Director General of Inclusion asbl), Ms. Valérie VAN HEES (coordinator of the Belgian Support Point for Inclusive Education in Higher Education (SIHO) and Ms. Julia Probst (inclusion activist and blogger).