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Raise awareness on the International Days for Persons with Disabilities!

2 November 2022

The International Federation for Spina Bifida and Hydrocephalus (IF) is looking forward to celebrating the upcoming awareness days: International Day of Persons with Disabilities (IDPD) and the European Day of Persons with Disabilities (EDPD).

IF advocates for the rights of persons with disabilities. IF takes this day as an opportunity to support the European Union and raise awareness on Spina Bifida and Hydrocephalus (SBH) which is a complex physical condition that touches many aspects of the individual with SBH’s life, sensitises about disability inclusion and speaks up about their challenges and their need should help the SBH community to go forward and be heard.

On December 3rd, the International Federation for Spina Bifida and Hydrocephalus (IF) will celebrate the International Day of Persons with Disabilities (IDPD).

The United Nations General Assembly declared this day in 1992 (by resolution 47/3) with the goal to promote the rights and well-being of people with disabilities in all aspects of society and development, as well as to raise awareness about their position in political, social, economic, and cultural life.

Learn more on the IDPD on the United Nations’ website here.

The European Day of Persons with Disabilities (EDPD) is celebrated through an¬†annual conference organised by the European Commission in partnership with European Disability Forum. This two day long conference marks the International Day of Persons with Disabilities. This year the conference will take place in person in Brussels, Belgium¬†24 ‚Äď 25 November.

The focus of the 2022 agenda will be on a) young people with disabilities, b) what international instruments are there to help make the ambition for the Union of Equality a reality, and c) addressing violence in the context of disability rights.

Learn more about EDPD on the European Commission’s website here.

Together with your support, we look forward raising awareness of Spina Bifida and Hydrocephalus rights on the International Days for Persons with Disabilities!

IF invites you to disseminate the International Days for Persons with Disabilities Toolkit among your members to guide them in getting active. The Toolkit provides you with key information, such as events, social media posts, key messages, links, hashtags, posters, logos and visuals to make the most out of these days.

Download the International Days for Persons with Disabilities Toolkit here, and:

  • ¬†Share the¬†toolkit with your network!
  • ¬†Share the key messages within the toolkit!
  • ¬†Visit the UN official webpage for #IDPD here
  • ¬†Visit the EU webpage for #EDPD here
  • ¬†Join the European Day of Persons with Disabilities Conference here