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International Day of Persons with Disabilities- 3 December

The International Day of People with Disabilities, is a day declared by the United Nations in 1992. The purpose of this day is to encourage a better understanding of people with disabilities, and to raise their awareness of their rights to live in dignity and welfare of society and the awareness of healthy benefits integration of persons with disabilities in every aspect of life; economic, political, social and cultural. Today people with disabilities does not deal exclusively physical or mental disabilities that, but encompasses all known deficiencies, from autism to Down syndrome and multiple sclerosis.

The history of the Persons with Disabilities Day

It all started in 1976 when the UN General Assembly took the decision in 1981 will be the International Year of People with Disabilities. 5 years between the decision to come this year dedicated practice facilities, were used for studying the difficulties faced by people with disabilities, how to compare opportunities for people with disabilities and how ensure Paralympics will participate fully in community life. Another issue discussed was how the world's governments can prevent the emergence of disabled people in the first place. checked and interrogated viruses and diseases that cause different types of disability, for example. The decade of 1983 to 1992 has been declared by the United Nations decade of people with disabilities, and at this time began to implement all learned to improve the lives of people with disabilities worldwide. Such as accessibility for the disabled.

How to mark the International Day of Persons with Disabilities?

Every year since 1992, held a variety of events in many countries. Disability Day serves as discussions, forums and campaigns related to disability, and communities are invited to organize meetings, calls, and even shows their areas. These can range from hosting a musical play, with people with disabilities to be involved in these productions. The overall aim is to show people who are not disabled person with a disability can have a lively social life, like any healthy individual. Healthy people are not always aware of this fact, which can lead to different types of discrimination varies widely in severity. The disabled, however, enjoy such performances by this they prove to themselves that there are many things they can still do, despite their restrictive conditions, which can help their self-esteem and prevent mental health problems such as depression. In general, such events are designed to challenge and get rid of various stereotypes, so that people with disabilities can enjoy a life free of discrimination and other grievances.

Every year on this day there is a new emphasis on aspects related to improving the lives of people living with a disability. In 2007, for example, this year's theme was "decent work for persons with disabilities". In 2013 it was "breaking barriers, opening doors, society in general and development for all," even aid people with disabilities who live in includes every country, and to make sure that now accessible as possible to people with disabilities in all aspects, build structures safe and wheelchair accessible, installing wrote Braille elevator buttons, installing sound systems for people with hearing impairments and others. The theme of 2015: "Matters of the bride-connecting and empowering people of all abilities."

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