need close to 100,000 signs for it to go to appeal hearing... people can make it happen if they sign it before 05/11/2013 PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE SIGN.... should be classed under the Disability Discrimination Act
Responsible department: Department for Work and Pensions
Endometriosis is a debilitating illness for thousands of women. Many suffer with extreme chronic or recurring pain, chronic fatigue, digestive problems, fertility problems and many have to undergo multiple surgeries, intense hormonal medication (with many side effects) or find ways of coping or fitting their lives around the intense pain they are subjected to.
The Disability Discrimination Act (DDA) covers the symptoms of endometriosis such as chronic pain and chronic fatigue, but sufferers of the illness are not covered, and do not have the same rights as other people with disabiling illnesses. Endometriosis is recognised as a disability in many other countries, but not yet in the UK.
Endometriosis should be formally recognised as a disability, and covered under the Disability Discrimination Act.
Click here to sign the petition: epetitions.direct.gov.uk/pe...
(closing date 5/11/2013)