The Council of Nordic Coorporation on Disability – March 2022

The Council of Nordic Coorporation on Disability – March 2022 With the CRPD, the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities, we have promised to promote, protect and ensure the full and equal enjoyment of all human rights and fundamental freedoms by all persons with disabilities, and to promote respect for their inherent dignity. […]

UN Commission on The Status of Women – CSW66

UN Commission on The Status of Women – CSW66 On March 22nd Sif Holst attended the 66th meeting of The UN Commission on The Status of Women – CSW66. These were her remarks during the meeting: Achieving gender equality and the empowerment of all women and girls in the context of climate change, environmental and […]

Meeting with the Ukranian disability organization “Fight for Right”

On the 15th of March I met with these amazing women from the Ukrainian disability organisation Fight For Right.
They have fled their homeland, with the clothes on their back, but not much else. And yet their focus is on their organisation and on helping more Ukrainians with a disability to flee the war.

European Action towards Persons with Disabilities

European Action towards Persons with Disabilities By Sif Holst Last week I attended the French EU Presidency Ministerial Conference in Paris on the theme of European Action towards Persons with Disabilities, where I was a speaker during a session on accessibility and mobility. The conference, which discussed the adoption of the EU Strategy for the […]

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Sif Holst at the UN in New York

On the 7th of February Sif Holst, candidate for the CRPD for the Government of Denmark and the Vice Chair of the Disabled Peoples Organization Denmark, spent the day in New York, at the permanent mission of Denmark to the UN