Where we need to improve

Report finds women with disabilities in the European Union face poverty, unemployment, eugenics
By Flavia Dzodan
European Parliament report offers insight into the structural issues faced by women with disabilities across the European Union:

  • 44 million people aged between 15 and 66 have a disability; 54% of people with a disability are women.
  • The European Union has neither mainstreamed a disability perspective in its gender policies and programmes, nor adopted a gender perspective in its disability strategies.
  • Access to social and health services is highlighted as a problematic area for women with disabilities in Europe

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Source: Medium, @medium  

Health-Care Activism Is Failing The Disabled Community
By Jody Allard
As Republicans voted in the House to repeal and replace Obamacare, thousands of people used the hashtag #IAmAPreexistingCondition on Twitter. For some, the protests left them feeling more invisible than ever.
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Source: The Establishment, @ESTBLSHMNT

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