Read the following articles in our magazine WEiberZEIT Special: Europe:
More than 100 women with various disabilities founded on 4th of May 2007 in Berlin a European Network of Women with Disabilities. The founding members of 17 countries have been participants of the conference "A European Network of Women with Disabilities!" At the End of the conference, the participating women adopted a resolution including the aims of the network as well as demands for the realisation of an independent living.Resolution of the conference
Nationwide Network from WomenLesbians and Girls with disabilities
Weibernetz Nationwide Network from WomenLesbians and Girls with disabilities is a non-profit-association and has been established in 1998 by women with different disabilities and most of the Länder-networks and coordination centres of women with disabilities as a nationwide body.
Weibernetz is part of the independent-living-movement of disabled peoples.
The European Disability Forum (EDF) starts the campaign "1Million4Disability - Sign for Disability Rights", started in January 2007.More information at www.1million4disability.eu
The living situation of women with disabilities worldwide is different from that of men with disabilities. Globally, girls and women with disabilities are affected by greater poverty, by sexual violence, and by less accessibility to resources. Representatives from the association Weibernetz repeatedly take part in European or international conferences to stay in touch with other women, to fight for the same rights, and to empower each other.
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The document about the UN-Convention will be translated soon.