For a dignified and fair language


From the Foundation we celebrate that the Constitution has been amended for the third time since 1978. The word "disabled" will disappear and will be replaced by "persons with disabilities".

The Plenum of the Senate will approve the proposed law that reforms article 49 of the Constitution, referring to people with disabilities.

Among other points, the new article will include the replacement of the term 'diminished' by the expression 'persons with disabilities', the obligation of public authorities to "carry out the necessary policies to guarantee full personal autonomy and social inclusion in universal environments accessible" of the collective, the recognition of these people "as holders of rights" and special attention for minors and women with disabilities.

The new article 49 will not only change this wording but will also include that Governments will have to ensure inclusion with their policies and laws. In particular, they must protect the rights of women and girls with disabilities.

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