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EDF Women Committee

The EDbU is proud to have its representative, Sanja Tarczay, on the EDF Committee on Women with Disabilities among 10 members coming from all over Europe and representing different groups of persons with disabilities.

#DisabilityforCEDAW

The EDbU along with the EDF fully supports and endorses the candidacy of Ana Pelaez to the United Nations Committee of Elimination of Discrimination against Women (CEDAW).

Ana is fighting relentlessly to include women with disabilities in CEDAW, giving meaning to her campaign motto, #DisabilityforCEDAW.

EDbU GENERAL ASSEMBLY (GA) and 2nd EDbU CONFERENCE “OUR WAY TO EQUALITY IN EUROPE”

Dear EDbU members,
EDbU is delighted to share this announcement with you:
EDbU General Assembly (GA) and 2nd EDbU Conference “Our Way to Equality in Europe”
Tampere (Finland)
hosted by the Finnish Deafblind Association (FDBA) 
Save the dates: 5th – 9th June 2017
For further information, please find the 1st Announcement, Prices List and Call for Papers attached below or browse our events webpage at: http://www.kuurosokeat.fi/edbu2017/announcement.php
We are proud to announce that the President of the Republic of Finland, Mr. Sauli Niinistö, is the official Patron of the EDbU GA and Conference as well as Deadblind Women’s Forum and Deadblind Youth Forum.
Be an active member of the EDbU network and spread the word!
We are looking forward to seeing you in Tampere, Finland!
The EDbU team

EUROPEAN DAY OF PERSONS WITH DISABILITIES 2016

CRPD IMPLEMENTATION CANNOT BE BUSINESS AS USUAL

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This year’s European Day of Persons with Disabilities marks the 10th anniversary of the United Nations Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (UN CRPD). This has been the focus of the 2-day conference organised by the European Commission and EDF on 29-30 November 2016.

“RED AND WHITE CANE” TO BENEFIT DEAFBLIND ACROSS EUROPE

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Representatives of the EDbU, Sanja Tarczay, Ph.D (president) and Ms Barbara Verna (EC Board member) and EDbN, Ricard Loped (president) met together during EDPD in Brussels 2016 to announce a joint initiative – “Red and white cane” to benefit Deafblind across Europe – to Ms Emmanuelle Grange (Head of Disability and Inclusion Unit, Directorate – General for Employment, Social Affairs and Inclusion, European Commission).