International Day of Persons with Disabilities | 3 December


The International Day of Persons with Disabilities aims to promote the rights and well-being of people with disabilities (or disabled people) and to raise awareness about the challenges they face in their lives.

Disabilities can mean a range of impairments, including physical and mental health conditions. These disabilities can be visible and non-visible. According to Office for National Statistics in 2021, across both England and Wales, the proportion of disabled people was 17.8% (10.4 million).

This day provides opportunities and encourages inclusion and accessibility for individuals with disabilities and their hard-working carers. It encourages people to recognise their abilities rather than their limitations.

On this day, different activities and events are organised worldwide to promote understanding and acceptance of disabilities. These include panel discussions, workshops, exhibitions, cultural performances and awareness campaigns.

It is important to remember that disabilities should not be seen as barriers but rather as an opportunity for people to create an inclusive environment where everyone can thrive. By promoting inclusivity and breaking down barriers, we can ensure that persons with disabilities have equal access to education, employment opportunities, healthcare services and overall participation in society.

The International Day of Persons with Disabilities reminds us that disability is a natural part of being human. This day reminds us that we can and should work towards creating a more inclusive world where every person has equal rights and opportunities regardless of their abilities.

Please follow the below links for more information:

Sade Carrington – Burke
D&I Assistant

For more information, please contact Helen in the DEI Team:
Helen Choudhury
Head of Diversity, Equality and Inclusion
Champion of Menopause
Mental Health First Aider
[email protected]

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