slajd 1 slajd 2 slajd 3 slajd 4 slajd 5 slajd 6 slajd 7 slajd 8
05.09.2019
New Public call for PA service
CIL Serbia and CIL Bor organised meeting More...
29.07.2019
New training for PA
CIL Serbia provided three new training More...
10.06.2019
New phase of project
After completing the first phase of the project More...
28.05.2019
Closing Press Conference
ReLOaD program at its end and successful project implementation More...
05.05.2019
Independent Living Day
ENIL published a guiding Manifesto with 4 key principles to realise Independent More...

INACCESSIBILITY IS DISCRIMINATION!


The March for Accessibility (the demonstration) will be held for the 6th time on Saturday May 24th in Stockholm, for the second time in Askersund and Göteborg and for the first time in Jönköping, Karlskoga, Ljusdal, Malmö and Norrköping. More cities to follow.

Times: Gathering 13.00 (1 pm), marching time 14.00 (2 pm), the march takes about 1 hour

1: What is the background of the march?
The background of the march lies in the American disability advocacy group ADAPT's "Free Our People March" in 2003, an event aimed at enacting the MiCASSA - an equivalent of the Swedish laws granting people with disabilities the right to attendant cares. Compared to Sweden, the US does not lack an anti-discrimination law (ADA (Americans with Disabilities Act)).

2: Why is a law that defines inaccessability as discrimination necessary?
Theoretically, everyone agrees on a society accessible for everybody, but there is a giant gap between intention and reality. Media and public opinion, as well as politicians and other policymakers, have to be made conscious of the seriousness of the situation in Sweden. Everyone must be able to cross a street or to visit websites, to go see a movie or eat out with his/her spouse, children, parents, friend and so on - in short: everyone must be able to live their lives just like everybody else, no matter if they have a disability or not.

In Sweden, there is already strong legislature intended to make society accessible. The problem is that the present laws are not followed. Some laws were enacted several decades ago. For instance, a law on making public transportation accessible was enacted 1979, but not much has happened since then. Why? Swedish legislation lacks means of sanctioning. If a public transit company doesn’t make their buses accessible with lifts (for instance for people who use wheelchairs) or loud-speaker exclamations (for instance for people with reading disabilities or visual impairments), the company won’t face any punishment whatsoever. The only effect it will have is some possible bad PR within the disability movement. According to law, inaccessibility in Sweden is not defined as discrimination. It has to be! An antidiscrimination act that defines inaccessibility as discrimination would link the inaccessibility on an individual level. Individuals are affected by the inaccessibility. Thus, it is there the means to intervene against the companies, shops, communities, ministries and so on that won’t follow the legislation has to be.

In several other western countries, laws that prohibit companies, authorities and "communities" from having inaccessible enterprises exist. Some examples are:

USA - Americans with Disabilities Act - shortened ADA (1990)
Australia - Disability Discrimination Act - shortened DDA (1992)
Great Britain - Disabilitity Discrimination Act - shortened DDA (1995)
South Africa - The Promotion of Equality and the Prevention of Unfair Discrimination Act - shortened PEPUDA or Equality Act (2000)

In Sweden, an investigation about if something similar should be implemented is in process. Since July 1st 2003, there is a general Swedish antidiscrimination act which protects from discrimination due to ethnic heritance, religion or other beliefs, sexual preference and - disability. Still, inaccessibility is not defined as a basis for discrimination. We believe it should be a matter of course in Swedish legislation.

3: What is The March for Accesibility?
"Marschen för tillgänglighet" is Swedish and translates The March for Accessibility. It is an organisation advocating the enactmentent of a law into Swedish legislation, which defines inaccessibility as discrimination of people with disabilities. While Sweden does recognize the need for attendants for people with disabilities, inaccessibility remains a serious issue in contemporary Swedish society

Every year, we organize a demonstration in support of our cause in central Stockholm, the capital of Sweden. The demonstration bears the same name as our organiztion. The first march (i.e. demonstration) was held August 16th 2003. About 600 persons marched 5 km (about 3 miles) from Wenner-Gren Center (Norrtull) to Mynttorget (The Parliament building) in central Stockholm.

The second March for Accessibility was held August 21st 2004, with the same march route.

The third March for Accessibility was held August 20th 2005. The route was the same as the previous years.

The fourth March for Accessibility was held May 20th 2006. The route was shortened to go from Observatorielunden (Sveavägen 67) to Mynttorget.

The fifth March for Accessibility 2007 (the demonstration) was held on Saturday June 2nd in Stockholm, and for the 1st time in Gothenburg, Helsingborg and Askersund.

4: Who support us?
More than 120 organizations and companies, representing over 610 000 people (Sweden's population is 9 million), support us.

5: What can I do to help?
As an individual, you can sign our petition

The March for Accessibility (the demonstration) will be held for the 6th time on Saturday May 24th in Stockholm, for the second time in Askersund and Göteborg and for the first time in Jönköping, Karlskoga, Ljusdal, Malmö and Norrköping. More cities to follow.

Times: Gathering 13.00 (1 pm), marching time 14.00 (2 pm), the march takes about 1 hour

1: What is the background of the march?
The background of the march lies in the American disability advocacy group ADAPT's "Free Our People March" in 2003, an event aimed at enacting the MiCASSA - an equivalent of the Swedish laws granting people with disabilities the right to attendant cares. Compared to Sweden, the US does not lack an anti-discrimination law (ADA (Americans with Disabilities Act)).

2: Why is a law that defines inaccessability as discrimination necessary?
Theoretically, everyone agrees on a society accessible for everybody, but there is a giant gap between intention and reality. Media and public opinion, as well as politicians and other policymakers, have to be made conscious of the seriousness of the situation in Sweden. Everyone must be able to cross a street or to visit websites, to go see a movie or eat out with his/her spouse, children, parents, friend and so on - in short: everyone must be able to live their lives just like everybody else, no matter if they have a disability or not.

In Sweden, there is already strong legislature intended to make society accessible. The problem is that the present laws are not followed. Some laws were enacted several decades ago. For instance, a law on making public transportation accessible was enacted 1979, but not much has happened since then. Why? Swedish legislation lacks means of sanctioning. If a public transit company doesn’t make their buses accessible with lifts (for instance for people who use wheelchairs) or loud-speaker exclamations (for instance for people with reading disabilities or visual impairments), the company won’t face any punishment whatsoever. The only effect it will have is some possible bad PR within the disability movement. According to law, inaccessibility in Sweden is not defined as discrimination. It has to be! An antidiscrimination act that defines inaccessibility as discrimination would link the inaccessibility on an individual level. Individuals are affected by the inaccessibility. Thus, it is there the means to intervene against the companies, shops, communities, ministries and so on that won’t follow the legislation has to be.

In several other western countries, laws that prohibit companies, authorities and "communities" from having inaccessible enterprises exist. Some examples are:

USA - Americans with Disabilities Act - shortened ADA (1990)
Australia - Disability Discrimination Act - shortened DDA (1992)
Great Britain - Disabilitity Discrimination Act - shortened DDA (1995)
South Africa - The Promotion of Equality and the Prevention of Unfair Discrimination Act - shortened PEPUDA or Equality Act (2000)

In Sweden, an investigation about if something similar should be implemented is in process. Since July 1st 2003, there is a general Swedish antidiscrimination act which protects from discrimination due to ethnic heritance, religion or other beliefs, sexual preference and - disability. Still, inaccessibility is not defined as a basis for discrimination. We believe it should be a matter of course in Swedish legislation.

3: What is The March for Accesibility?
"Marschen för tillgänglighet" is Swedish and translates The March for Accessibility. It is an organisation advocating the enactmentent of a law into Swedish legislation, which defines inaccessibility as discrimination of people with disabilities. While Sweden does recognize the need for attendants for people with disabilities, inaccessibility remains a serious issue in contemporary Swedish society

Every year, we organize a demonstration in support of our cause in central Stockholm, the capital of Sweden. The demonstration bears the same name as our organiztion. The first march (i.e. demonstration) was held August 16th 2003. About 600 persons marched 5 km (about 3 miles) from Wenner-Gren Center (Norrtull) to Mynttorget (The Parliament building) in central Stockholm.

The second March for Accessibility was held August 21st 2004, with the same march route.

The third March for Accessibility was held August 20th 2005. The route was the same as the previous years.

The fourth March for Accessibility was held May 20th 2006. The route was shortened to go from Observatorielunden (Sveavägen 67) to Mynttorget.

The fifth March for Accessibility 2007 (the demonstration) was held on Saturday June 2nd in Stockholm, and for the 1st time in Gothenburg, Helsingborg and Askersund.

4: Who support us?
More than 120 organizations and companies, representing over 610 000 people (Sweden's population is 9 million), support us.


5: What can I do to help?
As an individual, you can sign our petition and also tell your friends to support us.






08.04.2008

All news:

Second seminar in Mataruska banja
Disability Convention Receives 100th Ratification
ROUND TABLE
Workers With Disabilities: An Untapped Resource
PRO LIBRIS
A PLACE FOR US
Law for social protection
TRIBUNE “EDUCATION FOR ALL”
PLACE FOR US
Kampaign for Inclusive Education
EU RATIFIED CRPD
Good finish of 2010
THE BEST POSSIBLE NEW YEAR WISH COME TRUE
Advocacy for PA service in Novi Beograd
Comissioner for equality protection
International Day of Persons with Disability
Summer School
Public transport in Belgrade
REGIONAL ROUND TABLE DEBATE
The Invisibles: disabled people in Britain
Organisations of Civil Society as service providers in social protection area
Mexico in Debt to the Disabled
Fourth workshop on CRPD
SERBIAN CANDIDATE IN UN COMMITTEE
Virtual Career and Education Day expands regionally!
Center for employment of persons with disability
LEGAL HELP TO FAMILIES OF CHILDREN WITH DISABILITY
New initiative in Bor
CIL Activities
Promotion of project „Support to independent living of persons with disability in Serbia”
Special Advisor for International Disability Rights
Third workshop on monitoring and implementation CRPD in Serbia
Second workshop on monitoring and implementation CRPD in Serbia
Educating Students with Disabilities: Some Say It's Not Worth It
Workshop on monitoring and implementation CRPD in Serbia
HUMAN CAMERA
INFORMATION BULLETIN - European Court of Human Rights upholds the right to vote of persons with disabilities
European Call for Protest: Inclusion - "Being there from the start"! 05 May, 2010
European Day of Solidarity between Generations, 29 April 2010 - ENIL
Rights and reality: disabled people’s experiences of accessing goods and services
ENIL calls for an end to Death by Social Indifference
Four more countries ratify CRPD
Disability Awareness in Action Newsletter
SEMINAR IN NIKSIC, MONTENEGRO
CIL in Belgrade too
We have our lives back
JOBS FOR ALL
MD persons continue hunger strike
Call for 140 financial support for 140 students with disability
Council of Europe calls for deinstitutionalisation of children with disabilities
NOTHING ABOUT US WITHOUT US: THE EUROPEAN PARLIAMENT DRIVES FORWARD DISABILITY RIGHTS
“Incredible stories of invisible lives” exhibition in Uzice
Draft of Law on Social Protection
30 years United Nations Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination against Women
Opening Conference of the European Year for Combating Poverty and Social Exclusion,
The sky's the limit for disabled athletes in Serbia
CRPD Ratifications reach 76
Round table "Development the advocacy capacities of organisations of persons with disability in Serbia"
With Parthership Towards Development
FREE OUR PEOPLE NOW!
COMMEMORATING THE INTERNATIONAL DAY FOR THE ELIMINATION OF VIOLENCE AGAINST WOMEN
Center for Disease Control and Prevention, USA
Persons with disability in politic life everywhere
ENIL has 777 members in Facebook
Disability and policy
„Love and Kindness“ Fund
New ratifications
Women with disability
„A Midnight Summer Dream“
Court Cases filed in the Name of Persons with Disability
Freedom Drive 2009 - Demands
INFORMATION FOR PEOPLE WITH DISABILITIES ABOUT H1N1 VIRUS
My world has changed – two stories in one
European Citizen Award
Not just a pretty Facebook
First deaf Member of Parliament is sworn in
Letter to Prime Minister Cvetkovic
PA Service in Leskovac too
International Day of Persons with Disabilities - 3 December 2009
MIDWAY
New TV broadcast
Malta: MOTE - My Opinion My Vote
Access to persons with disability
„CLOSER TOGETHER“ PROJECT
SERBIA RATIFIED UN CONVENTION
Court case dealing with UN COnvention in Germany
Europe Day
Convention sign-ups
WHY SHOULD EUROPE INCREASE THE MATERNITY LEAVE?
Learning disability genes found
Poland: Disabled People Excluded from EU Elections
International Autism Day
Coucil for persons with disability
My right to be healthy
NEW RATIFICATION
International Day of Rare Diseases
PERSONAL ASSISTANCE BILLS
Disability Equality: Promoting Positive Attitudes
SERVICE IN JAGODINA
White House launched a new website today and disability issues are highlighted under the Agenda heading
Conference on Cooperation for Improvement of Disability Policy in Serbia
Workshhop on CRPD
First Committee of Experts on Disability Rights Convention Elected
GREAT SUPPORT TO ANTONIJEVIC FAMILY
Parking for everyone
Electoral rights for PWDs in Albania
Petition
The ways of integration
Finding a College That Suits Students “With Special Needs”
Another silver medal for Serbia
Paralympic silver
The Annual march for Disabled Visibility in Madrid
Good Practise/Bad Practice
UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (CRPD)
Free our People!
All... but not retard.
European Day of Disabled People 2008
Parents' fury at 'Down's Syndrome dolls'
Eurobarometer on discrimination
Less sex, less fun
Coming Soon, a Braille Silver Dollar
Roads to integration
Disability proves no barrier to Olympic inclusion
Media and Disability
Media and disability
Bishop
Are there any changes in preparations for Paraolympics?
U.N Issues Stamps to Commemorate Disability Treaty
Beijing 'sorry' for offending disabled
Government unveils new package for disabled children
China Sets Gold Standard in Offending Disabled
Smederevo Coalition
Way to Independence
On Empowerment
Assistive Technologies
Press Conference
Wishes could come true
Seminar on reforms of social protection system
National Conference on Gender Equality
Mobility International Seeks Young Adults
Wal-Mart settles with applicant with disability [USA]
First Contestant with a Disability to Compete for Miss USA Title
INFO - CENTER
INACCESSIBILITY IS DISCRIMINATION!
UN Convention on PWDs rights
Conference on National strategy for Youth
Bits and pieces from Slovenija
Meeting with Bozidar Djelic
Focus group “Social services for PWDs“
SHARE SEE Grantee Training
Make a date
It's Okay to Stare... Then Engage a Question!
Sombor hosted workshop "sex, gender, disability"
Dancing Beyond Disability
Seminar HUMAN BEING AND ITS ENVIRONMENT
Project From Alternative to Standardisation
The regional group of experts in social service provision for people with disabilities
Youth Regional conference
Are we going to Europe?
Disability Guide to Disneyland Paris
POI Conference "From cause to the result: New approaches towards disability"
Open Letter to the Government, Members of National Assembly Competent Institutions and Policy Makers
Centre plan for disabled actors
An Autistic Dream
MEETING ON DISABILITY ISSUES IN SERBIA
A PARAGIDM SHIFT FROM 'CHARITY' TO 'RIGHTS AND DIGNITY'
Transport benefits
New Visa rules
Disabled rights champion honoured
Map of the World



Pages:     1  2  3  4  5  6  7  8  9  10  11  12  13  14  15  16  17  18  19  20  21  22  23  24  25  26  27  28  29  30  31  32  33  34  35  36  37  38  39  40  41  42  43  44  45  46  47  48  49  50  51  52  53  54  55  56  57  58  59  60  61  62  63  64  65  66  67  68  69  70  71  72  73  74  75  76  77  78  79  80  81  82  83  84  85  86  87  88  89  90