International Day of Persons with Disabilities

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International Day of Persons with Disabilities

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The COVID-19 pandemic has deeply affected communities around the world, especially vulnerable ones like persons with disabilities. One billion people, or 15% of the world’s population, experience some form of disability. Disability prevalence is higher for developing countries, where persons with disabilities are more likely to experience less education, poorer health outcomes, lower levels of employment, and higher poverty rates.

As COVID-19 continues to have wide-reaching impacts, one question looms large: how we can address the long-standing systemic inequalities that it has laid bare?

Join us on Dec. 3, 2020, the International Day of Persons with Disabilities, and hear from disability champions from around the world on this year’s theme: Building Back Better: Towards a More Disability-Inclusive, Accessible and Sustainable Post-COVID World. The event will feature experts, policymakers, and disability champions, including Judith Heumann from Netflix’s Crip Camp documentary, along with inspiring artists.

Follow the event live at @WBG_Inclusion.

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Oyugi Nyanjong

Inclusion matters
Mon, 11/30/2020 - 18:13
Gassire camara

I'll be a grat pleasure for me to share my experience and learn from the particiapants about the social inclusion. As an agent working on the inclusion project in Mali this is the right subject for me to learn and share.
Tue, 12/01/2020 - 12:37
Isa

I know of a lady that has epilepsy, I want her to have a good life. Pls how can you assist meThanks ,
Tue, 12/01/2020 - 12:37
Joseph Etyang

1.Why do people with Disability are left out in data collection of GBV,FGM, Prep etc ? 2.why many NGO, Government institutions not implemented all Disability policy ?
Tue, 12/01/2020 - 12:37
Pious blay

Africa leaders to be specific Ghana the way the treat disables is not good you fill a form to benefit from the common fund and is going to take you so many years before can you benefit for a deep freezer or a sewing machine or hand dryer and before you can even benefit from these items you have to apply for it and wait for five years before it got to your turn..my question is is that the only thing a disabled person can receive from the government the freezer sewing machine and dryer so can't a person of disability do something of his own if he's been given a capital or a proper training or cant the government create a job for people with disabilities or orders companiess to accept people with disability.. we are suffering sometimes you have to go around to beg our able friends for money before we can feed herself and our familyPlease somebody should say it loud to our government that people of disabilities are great suffering In darkness
Tue, 12/01/2020 - 12:37

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