United Nations International Day of Persons with Disabilities (UNIDPD) 2017

Since 1992 the United Nations International Day of Persons with Disabilities (UNIDPD) has been celebrated on December 3rd, the world over.  It is a day when disabled people can celebrate their humanity and highlight their rights and needs. 

Disability in Wales and Africa (DWA) promotes disabled peoples participation and inclusion, most notably within a sector of organisational and community “links” known as Wales Africa.  It also promotes global solidarity of disabled people, particularly between Wales and Africa. The UNIDPD is a key day within our annual calendar.  

DWA was founded in December 2010 and during the lead up to December 3rd 2017 we invite you to take a look at how we have previously celebrated the UNIDPD.  During this week we are also inviting you to vote on the slogans below.  The winner will then be released on December 3rd with an invitation for people to respond.

The slogans are

  1. “Disabled People Must Not Get Left Behind”

So often the manner and pace of social, economic and political development means that disabled people, and other groups, get left behind and don’t gain the benefits of the changes taking place.  

  1. “Disabled People Say – Nothing About Us Without Us”

Disabled people want to be part of the decision making process, particularly where it affects their lives.

  1. “Disabled People’s Participation Should Be Expected, Not Just Accepted”

When disabled people appear at an activity, we welcome them, but when they are not there do we ask why?

To vote on please follow this link. Voting is open for one week until December 3rd!

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