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EWL and EDF call for a gender perspective in the European Accessibility Act

[Brussels, 29 February 2012] The European Women’s Lobby and European Disability Forum call for a European European Accessibility Act that guarantees equality and provides equal opportunities to women and men.

In their joint contribution to the public consultation on the European Accessibility Act, the EWL and the EDF stress that it is necessary to ensure that women and girls with disabilities are able to live independently and participate fully in all areas of life on an equal basis with others.

The EWL and EDF point out that women’s rights and gender equality issues have traditionally been ignored when addressing accessibility; none of the stakeholders addresses gender equality issues, but it is highly necessary to consider what potential differences there are between men and women in terms of enjoying accessibility.

Donwload the EWL’s and the EDF’s contribution here below.

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