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Directive 2000/78/EC in light of the UNCRPD - draft opinion - 22.09.2020

23-09-2020 - 13:31
© European Union 2020/Mathieu CUGNOT
On 22 September 2020, Members had an exchange of views on the draft opinion "Implementation of Council Directive 2000/78/EC establishing a general framework for equal treatment in employment and occupation in light of the UNCRPD" (rapporteur: Rosa Estaràs Ferragut).
Girls and women with disabilities suffer from various forms of discrimination. Women with disabilities are denied reasonable accommodation, do not have equal access to the labour market and are at heightened risk of poverty and social exclusion.
The rapporteur calls for awareness-raising campaigns, for better collection of data, for inclusive education, for systematic mainstreaming of the interests and rights of women and girls with disabilities in all national action plans, strategies and policies.