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Tuesday, March 24, 2009

Make Independent Living a Reality ...

When we talk of independent living, we're referring to our right as disabled people to have a choice over our lives which includes access to the support and resources necessary to exert our self-determination. Indeed, the philosophy underpinning independent living is one that recognises the right of every individual to decide for him/herself.

The European Network on Independent Living is lobbying for this right to be recognised on a European level, in accordance with Article 19 of the UN Convention Rights of Disabled People (more info on the link provided). However, for this right to become a reality, your help and support is needed.

I urge you to sign the petition found at:


If you are also a member of an NGO working in this field, I encourage you to pass on the message, so that this crucial right is recognised and given to us all.

Thanks a lot.