In August, a group of international organizations launched WeThe15, a global disability rights campaign. WeThe15’s primary aim is to improve inclusion for 1.2 billion people who are living with disabilities—15% of all the people in the world.
It’s a big campaign with ambitious goals and objectives!
- Put persons with disabilities at the heart of the diversity and inclusion agenda
- Implement a range of activities targeting governments, businesses, and the public over the next decade to drive social inclusion for persons with disabilities
- Break down societal and systemic barriers that are preventing persons with disabilities from fulfilling their potential and being active members of society
- Ensure greater awareness, visibility, and representation of persons with disabilities
- Provide education on the social model of disability to dispel global societal and cultural misconceptions and explain that disability is created by societal and systemic barriers rather than an individual’s impairment
- Promote the role of assistive technology as a vehicle to driving social inclusion