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International Day for people with Disabilities

What is International Day of Persons with Disabilities?

International Day of Persons with Disabilities (IDPWD) is a day which promotes equality for people with disabilities in all areas of society.

This day was first announced by the UN in 1992 with the aim of advancing disability rights and protecting the wellbeing of people with disabilities. 

According to the World Health Organisation, around 15% of the world’s population are considered to have some form of disability. But all too often, the needs of people with disabilities are not catered for by the society they live in.

The International Day of Persons with Disabilities is intended to break down barriers to inclusion and fight for the rights of individuals with disabilities.