Monday, December 2, 2013

International Day of Persons with Disabilities - Blog Symposium

What would a truly inclusive society look like? What can we do to create and improve inclusion today? How are you working towards a more inclusive society? Which doors are open, which remain shut? 

3 December 2013 is the International Day of Persons with Disabilities.

The theme for 2013 is "Break Barriers, Open Doors: for an inclusive society and development for all." Read more here.

We will host a blog symposium on this blog on 3 December 2013 to draw attention to what the United Nations has defined thusly:

"Around the world, persons with disabilities face physical, social, economic and attitudinal barriers that exclude them from participating fully and effectively as equal members of society. They are disproportionately represented among the world’s poorest, and lack equal access to basic resources, such as education, employment, healthcare and social and legal support systems, as well as have a higher rate of mortality. In spite of this situation, disability has remained largely invisible in the mainstream development agenda and its processes."

Link up your post and read about others' thoughts and experiences on breaking barriers and opening doors, inclusion, and development. Let's do our part in helping to increase the visibility of those with disabilities.

Linky will be live here on 3 December 2013, 12am EST.

(For step by step instructions to add the linky to your post, click here.)

1 comment:

  1. Oh sorry I wasn't quicker! I saw this as I was going to bed last night.(I'm ahead of you guys remember). Was going to link The Significance of the Birthday Party Invite: