Sheridan recognizes International Day of Persons with Disabilities 2021

Published in the Sheridan Insider on December 1, 2021

International day of Persons with Disabilities. 3 December.

December 3 is the annual observance of the International Day of Persons with Disabilities.

Proclaimed in 1992 by the United Nations General Assembly, this day aims to promote the rights and well-being of persons with disabilities in all areas of society and development, and to increase awareness of the experience of persons with disabilities in every facet of political, social, economic and cultural life.

The theme for this year is  leadership and participation of persons with disabilities toward an inclusive, accessible and sustainable post-COVID-19 world.

Did you know?

  • One billion people, or approximately 15% of the world’s population live with some form of disability
  • One in every five women is likely to experience disability in her life
  • One in every 10 children is a child with a disability
  • Approximately, 46% of people with disabilities are over age 60

Citation: United Nations Policy Brief: A Disability-Inclusive Response to COVID-19

Worldwide, persons with disabilities are among the hardest hit by COVID-19 and often overlooked.

Learn more

For more information on understanding human rights, ableism and persons with disabilities contact the Centre for Equity and Inclusion, ext. 2229

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