International Day of People with Disabilities
What is International Day of Persons with Disabilities?
The estimated one billion people living with disabilities worldwide face many barriers to inclusion in some key aspects of society. As a result, they do not enjoy access on an equal basis as others which includes areas such as transportation and employment but also social participation like politics or entertainment.
International Day of Persons with Disabilities falls on the 3rd of December each year, with the aim of promoting empowerment, and helping to create real opportunities for people with disabilities. This enhances their own capacities and supports them in setting their own priorities. Empowerment involves investing in people in jobs, health, nutrition, education, and social protection. When people are empowered, they are better prepared to take advantage of opportunities, they become agents of change and can more readily embrace their civic responsibilities.
When is International Day of Persons with Disabilities?
The United Nations has designated December 3rd as the International Day of Persons with Disabilities in order to raise awareness about disability issues and mobilize support for greater equality. This day is a great opportunity for us all to take action toward making our world more inclusive for everyone. Source: National Awareness Days Calendar.
Visit International Day of People with Disabilities to learn about their 2021 IDPWD THEME:
“Fighting for rights in the post-COVID era”
Please join Sisters Taking On the Prevention of Suicide as we celebrate International Day of Persons with Disabilities Day.