International Day of People with Disabilities (IDPWD)
Volunteering Services Australia are proud to be supporting IDPWD. Help us celebrate a day of awareness and inclusivity!
Since its inception in 1945, the United Nations (UN) has outlined and reiterated its commitment to calling for the creation of inclusive, accessible and sustainable societies and communities – most notably with the adoption of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights in 1948. Over time, the UN has honed its focus on promoting the well-being and welfare of people living with disabilities, and in 1992 called for an international day of celebration for people living with disabilities to be held on December 3 each year.
International Day of People with Disabilities is not owned by the UN – it is owned by everyone: people, organisations, agencies, charities, places of learning – all of whom have a vital role to play in identifying and addressing discrimination, marginalization, exclusion and inaccessibility that many people living with disabilities face.
International Day of People with Disabilities is one day on the international calendar, yet it symbolizes the actions we should take every day, in order to create diverse and accepting communities.
You can show your support by sponsoring a IDPWD event at your workplace or school. You can purchase a Corporate Event Kit or a Schools and Education Kit, which hold branded merchandise, such as T-shirts and wristbands, and promotional material to help make your event a success.
For further information on how to get involved in IDPWD please contact Nicole Smith or call 07 5526 0688 today.
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