Summary of the article Disability: France pinned by the Council of Europe for its many shortcomings
Julien Lecot, InfoJModerne, 17 April 2023
“In a decision made public on Monday 17 April 2023, the European Committee of Social Rights denounces the multiple violations by the French State of the rights and freedoms of people with disabilities.”
Several shortcomings were addressed: “access to social assistance services and financial assistance’ and ‘health services’, ‘accessibility of buildings and facilities’ and ‘public transport’, ‘social integration and the life of the disability community’, and “the inclusion of children and adolescents with disabilities in regular schools”.
In the initiatives related to the SDGs, presented by the REAS, the Cooperativa de Iniciativa Social Gure Sustraiak in the Spanish Basque Country, introduces people with disabilities to permaculture and healthy eating, and trains them to become instructors themselves, thus changing the way people look at disability. (in Spanish)