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The European Parliament adopts report on women with disabilities

The European Parliament has adopted a report on women with disabilities, including women with autism.

The report, drafted by the European Parliament’s Committee on Women’s Rights and Gender Equality, calls for action from the European Union including:

  • Ensuring that women and girls with disabilities enjoy equality before the law and are entitled to equality of legal protection and legal benefits;
  • Ensuring that disability is included in all programmes, measures and policies on gender, as well as developing specific measures to change the situation of women and girls with disabilities;
  • Optimising the use of EU funding instruments, particularly the Structural Funds, in order to promote accessibility and non-discrimination of women with disabilities.

The European Parliament has taken on board recommendations presented by the European Disability Forum to produce the report. The text also makes reference to the United Nations Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities, in particular to Article 6 on women with disabilities.


View the report (English only)