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Weibernetz e.V. - Politische Interessenvertretung behinderte Frauen

Speeches and Resolution of the European Conference:

A network for Women with Disabilities in Europe!

2nd - 4th May 2007

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.

At present, preparations for the creation of an organisational structure are in full swing. Further information will be continuously presented.

Networks, groups or organisations of women with disabilities which want to join the European network are very welcomed.

The Conference was sponsored by Federal Ministry for Family Affairs, Senior Citizens, Women and Youth

For the present, Weibernetz e.V. - organiser of the conference - will serve as the contact address. Please feel free to get in contact with us:

European Network
c/o Weibernetz
Kölnische Str. 99
D - 34119 Kassel
Phone: +49 561 72 885-85
Fax: +49 561 72 885-53
e-mail: info@weibernetz.de

Speeches of the Conference (Download as Word Document)

Resolution of the Conference

Foundingmembers of the European Network

Speeches of the Conference (Download as Word Document)


Ulrike Jährig, Board member of Weibernetz e.V.

Welcome address

Eva-Maria Welskop-Deffaa, Director General for Gender Equality, Federal Ministry for Family Affairs, Senior Citizens, Women and Youth

Karin Evers-Meyer, the Federal Government's commissioner for disabled people's issues

Dinah Radtke, Vice- Chair of Disabled Peoples' International (DPI) and Chair of DPI's Women's Committee

Brigitte Triems, Executive Member of the European Women's Lob

Opening speeches

Nothing about Women with Disabilities, Nothing without Women with Disabilities!
Women and girls with disabilities (WWD) in the European Union (EU) and the UN Convention on 'disability'
By Lydia la Rivière-Zijdel

Women with disabilities and the United Nations Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities
by Kicki Nordström
Chair of the World Blind Union Working Group on United Nation's Issues

"Daphne Programs against sexual violence and their implications for women with disabilities"
by Rita Barbuto
Regional Development Officer- DPI Europe

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