International disability day 2018

December 3 is international disability day which aims to bring light to persons with disabilities, this year’s theme is “Inclusiveness and Equality”. The United Nations General Assembly passed resolution 47/3 in 1992.

The day aims to increase awareness of disabilities in social, cultural, economic and political life. It’s also a timely reminder as the likelihood of living with disability increases with age and we will see increasing levels of disability.

In South Africa more needs to be done for people with disabilities as many still don’t have adequate health care and facilities. South Africa will needs to strive to the theme of day and make sure all are treated fairly and included.

 

By Mokgethi Mtezuka’

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