The right to live independently and be included in the community: Addressing barriers to independent living across the globe

by Lilia Angelova-Mladenova
European Network on Independent Living, June 2017

56 pp. 2.0 MB
http://enil.eu/wp-content/uploads/2017/06/The-right-to-live-independently_FINAL.pdf

This reports looks at the main barriers to the realisation of disabled people’s right to live independently and be included in the community, which is set out in Article 19 of the UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (CRPD). They are grouped in seven broad areas: (1) misunderstanding and misuse of key terms, (2) negative attitudes and stigma, (3) lack of support for families, (4) prevalence of institutional services, (5) barriers related to community support services, (6) barriers in mainstream services and facilities, and (7) barriers, concerning other CRPD provisions, with effect on Article 19. A set of recommendations is also provided, outlining measures required to address these barriers

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