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National Commission on the Observance of International Women's Year. National Plan of Action adopted at National Women's Conference - File 011. November 18, 1977-November 21, 1977. University of Houston Libraries. University of Houston Digital Library. Web. December 2, 2020. https://digital.lib.uh.edu/collection/1996_007/item/1364/show/1338.

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National Commission on the Observance of International Women's Year. (November 18, 1977-November 21, 1977). National Plan of Action adopted at National Women's Conference - File 011. Selections from the Marjorie Randal National Women’s Conference Collection. University of Houston Libraries. Retrieved from https://digital.lib.uh.edu/collection/1996_007/item/1364/show/1338

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Title National Plan of Action adopted at National Women's Conference
Creator
  • National Commission on the Observance of International Women's Year
Publisher National Commission on the Observance of International Women's Year
Date November 18, 1977-November 21, 1977
Language eng
Subject
  • Feminism
  • Women's rights
  • National Women's Conference
Place
  • Houston, Texas
  • Washington, D. C.
Genre
  • pamphlets
Type
  • Text
Collection
  • University of Houston Libraries Special Collections
  • Carey C. Shuart Women’s Research Collection
  • Marjorie Randal National Women's Conference Collection
Donor Randal, Marjorie
Rights No Copyright - United States
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Title File 011
Transcript The Federal government should enact legislation which will provide higher income levels so that disabled women can afford to live independently and at a decent standard of living. The disabled woman must have the right to determine for herself whether she will live in or out of an institutional setting. Funds and services should be available to make independent living a reality. Congress should appropriate sufficient funds to ensure the development of service programs controlled by disabled people. Disabled women should have the right to have and keep their children and have equal rights to adoption and foster care. Congress should mandate health training and research programs focused on the health needs of the disabled. Information developed by disabled women should be disseminated to medical professionals and women so that all women can make decisions about children based on knowledge rather than fear. National health care legislation must provide for the unique requirements of disabled women without reference to income. Congress should enact legislation to remove all work disincentives for all disabled individuals who wish paid employment. The President and Congress should work closely with disabled individuals in the development of the welfare reform act and all other legislation concerning disabled persons. Medicaid and Medicare should cover all the medical services and supplies that are needed by disabled women. The President and Congress should encourage all States to utilize Title XX funds for the provision of attendant care and other such services for disabled women. The President and Congress should enact legislation to include disabled women under the 1964 Civil Rights Act and afford them judicial remedy. The President and Congress and International Women's Year must recognize the additional discrimination disabled women face when they are members of racial, ethnic and sexual minority groups and appropriate steps must be taken to protect their rights. In the passage of the National Plan of Action, the word "woman" should be defined as including 9
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