WFOT supports The International Day of Persons with Disabilities, 3 December 2011
“Together for a better world for all: Including persons with disabilities in development”
Around 10% of the world’s population, or 650 million people, live with disabilities. The International Day of Persons with Disabilities aims to promote an understanding of disability issues and mobilize support for the dignity, rights and well-being of persons with disabilities. It also seeks to increase awareness of gains to be derived from the inclusion of persons with disabilities in every aspect of life. [Acknowledgement to WHO].
WFOT supports the celebration of the International Day of Persons with Disabilities (IDPwD). On this day, WFOT encourages you to support events in your community and nation, to promote the rights and inclusion of persons with disabilities, and to promote the role of occupational therapy.
The United Nations suggests sub-themes for IDPwD activities:
Mainstreaming disability: including a disability perspective in all development processes
Gender: including women and girls with disabilities in development
Including children and youth with disabilities in development
Accessibility: removing barriers and promoting disability-inclusive development
Promoting data collection and statistics on disability.
The WFOT Resource Centre offers the following resources:
Reports on IDPwD and Related Activities