International Day of People With Disability (IDPwD) aims to increase public awareness, understanding and acceptance of people with disability, while celebrating the community’s achievements and contributions to society. Get involved and help break down common barriers related to people with disability.
Here a little video reminder about the upcoming IDPwD celebrations:
IDPwD – A brief history:
Established in 1992, IDPwD was created as part of a United Nations General Assembly resolution. Over the years it has gained traction globally. In 2006, the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (CRPD) was adopted to further advance the rights and well-being of people with disability.
The CRPD is a vital part of IDPwD as it upholds the value and importance of the event:
“The Convention is intended as a human rights instrument with an explicit, social development dimension. It adopts a broad categorization of persons with disabilities and reaffirms that all persons with all types of disabilities must enjoy all human rights and fundamental freedoms. It clarifies and qualifies how all categories of rights apply to persons with disabilities and identifies areas where adaptations have to be made for persons with disabilities to effectively exercise their rights and areas where their rights have been violated, and where protection of rights must be reinforced.”
How to get involved in Australia
- From arts-related to sporting activities, you will find all related IDPwD events by reviewing this calendar: idpwd.com.au.
- Grab this information pack if you’re a community group looking for tips and ideas on how you can get involved.
- If you’re part of an academic institution, take a look at these classroom resources as they offer ideas on how your school can also participate.
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