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La industria de la discapacidad

Once the presence of the Independent Living Movement in Spain has been surpassed by more than a decade, Juan José Maraña wants to induce a necessary review in a political-social key, a relaxed invitation to consider and interpret the remains of the shipwrecks produced by traditional policies on the lives of people with disabiliy, the…

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VIgalicia apoya el Segundo Congreso Europeo de Vida Independiente

Miembros de VIgalicia junto a otros activistas del Foro de Vida Independiente durante el encierro en el IMSERSO

Han pasado 15 años desde la celebración del Primer Congreso Europeo de Vida Independiente, organizado por un grupo de activistas del Movimiento de Vida Independiente (MVI) y realizado en Tenerife. En él se establecieron las bases de lo que serían las estrategias a seguir para dignificar, empoderar y liberar a las personas con diversidad funcional…

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“Personal Assistance, a User Perspectives”

Asistente personal ayudando a una usuaria

La Asistencia Personal cambia la vida de las personas con diversidad funcional que tienen necesidades de apoyo para algunas –o casi todas– sus actividades cotidianas. Cada persona requiere de apoyos diferentes y de intensidades desiguales, lo que determinará la cantidad de horas de Asistencia Personal que se le deben asignar, con evaluación individual. No sirve…

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Personal assistance for visually impaired persons

Mujer con diversidad visual caminando

On the occasion of the Second European Congress on Independent Living, to be held next October in Valencia, a group of people linked to visual functional diversity, we believe it is necessary to reflect on the current state of this group in relation to personal assistance, a fundamental tool for the independent life of all…

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VICOVAL supports the celebration of the Second Congress

Miembros de VICOVAL durante una acción reivindicativa

In 2003 the first European Congress on Independent Living was held in Arona (Tenerife). Important conclusions were reached there, reflected in the final manifesto. Fundamental conclusions in the evolution of the Independent Living Movement in Spain. In 2008, the UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities entered into force in Spain. Even so,…

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Apoyo de Viandalucía al Congreso

Miembros de Viandalucía durante una acción reivindicativa

La prestación económica por asistencia personal en España es insuficiente y el servicio prestado, en consecuencia, ha quedado relegado a tener un papel simbólico frente a otros servicios que no promueven la vida independiente de las personas con diversidad funcional. La Federación de Vida Independiente y el Foro de Vida Independiente y Divertad (y VIandalucía…

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Eva Liz Moen

"From user to citizen" - October 25, 10:30
Eva Liz Moen

17 years old I started Norway’s handicap federal youth – Sarpsborg, (NHFU-Sarpsborg) with other disabled youths. At the same time, I was a board member in Muscular dystrophy association. A few years later I became the leader of the board. I’ve been an activist within the Rights of Persons with Disabilities since the late 80’s….

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Nadia Hadad

"Challenges to realize real Independent Living" - October 25, 10:30
Nadia Hadad

Nadia is an activist for the right to an Independent Living and a member of various organizations that defend the rights of people with functional diversity. Onafhankelijk Leven (CIL of Flanders) ENIL (European Network Independent Living) European Disability Forum (EDF) Vice-president of the Brussels Advisory Council for people with disabilities BROG (Brussels Health Council) She…

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Jorge Falcato

“Independent living in Portugal” - October 25, 10:30h
Jorge Falcato

Jorge Falcato Simões is an activist for the rights of people with functional diversity. He belonged to the Board of the Portuguese Association for the Disabled and to the Portuguese Association for Design and Rehabilitation. He founded with other activists in 2011 the movement “(d)Eficientes Indignados” (Disabled people outraged) and was part of the movement…

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Adolf Ratzka

“Personal Assistance according to the mandate of the United Nations” - October 26, 10:00h
Adolf Ratzka

Adolf is an international referent for the Independent Living Movement and the fight for the rights of people with disabilities. Director and founder of the Independent Living Institute (ILI) in Sweden, member of the Board of the Swedish Ombudsman on Disability Issues since 1994, founder and executive member of the Stockholm Cooperative for Independent Living…

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