International Day of Persons with Disabilities

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2022 Date3 December 2022
2023 Date3 December 2023
International Day of Persons with Disabilities

International Day of Persons with Disabilities History

International Day of Persons with Disabilities seeks to empower the rights of persons with disabilities. This day aims to raise awareness about the situation of people with disabilities in regards to their political, social, economic, and cultural life. It aims to increase their wellbeing and promote their rights.

International Day or Persons with Disabilities was established in 1992 by the U.N General Assembly. It is observed annually on December 3rd.

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International Day of Persons with Disabilities Facts

  • The theme for International Day of Persons with Disabilities in 2021 was Fighting for rights in the post-COVID era.
  • According to the WHO’s World Report on Disability, 15% of the world's population are living with a disability.
  • The Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities was established in 2008 as an international human rights treaty. It promotes, protects, and ensures the human rights of all people with disability. It has been signed and ratified by 181 states including the European Union.

International Day of Persons with Disabilities Top Events and Things to Do

  • Donate to a reputable charity or organization that supports persons with disabilities. Some suggestions are Friends of Disabled Adults and Children and All About Autistic Abilities Inc.
  • Volunteer at a learning disability center or an assisted living facility.
  • Watch a film that portrays life with a disability to better your empathy and understanding. Here are our suggestions:
    The Peanut Butter Falcon (2019)
    The Shape of Water (2017)
    Stronger (2017)

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