International Day of Persons with Disabilities

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Date(s) - 03/12/2018
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INTERNATIONAL DAY OF PERSONS WITH DISABILITIES

International Day of Persons with Disabilities is observed annually on December 3.

Around the world this day focuses on the promotion of awareness relating to issues concerning the inclusion of persons with disabilities at home, work, school and all areas of society.

People with all levels of disabilities face many barriers to important aspects of society. Difficulties with access to transportation, medical care, housing and employment are only a few of those barriers. The International Day of Persons with Disabilities is a call for a break down of these barriers to empower and support those with disabilities.

OBSERVE

Events include the UN Enable Film Festival, UN Enable Photo Exhibition, educational and informational forums as well as performances celebrating contributions by people with disabilities.  Use #InternationalDayofPersonswithDisabilities to post on social media.

HISTORY

First commemorated by the United Nations in 1992, the International Day of Persons with Disabilities has promoted the advancement of human rights for those with disabilities