“Ten Years after the adoption of the CRPD by the EU, we remain invisible” - young self-advocates with Spina Bifida speak about the state of their human rights at European high-level conferences this week
Brussels 7 July 2016 // The rights of children and young people with disabilities were discussed in Europe this week as Patricia, a young girl from Slovakia raised awareness about children with disabilities at an important conference in Brussels and Dominik, member of the IF Youth Group, addressed the Disability Intergroup of the European Parliament in Strasbourg.
Brussels 24 June 2015 // One more year, Lieven Bauwens, International Federation for Spina Bifida and Hydrocephalus (IF) Secretary General attended the 9th session of the Conference of States Parties (COSP) to the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (CRPD) at the United Nations headquarters in New York from the 14th to 16th June 2016. Together with David Morrissey, Executive Director of United States International Council on Disabilities (USICD) and IF Global Expert Panel member, the International Federation was represented at the Conference of States Parties to the CRPD.
Budapest 21 June 2015 // The first European workshop of 2016 took place on 18-19 June in Budapest, Hungary. IF members from 17 European countries came together to discuss their working priorities and to give the IF secretariat guidance for its 2017 activities.