The International Day of Persons with Disabilities aims to promote the rights and well-being of physically or mentally impaired persons. In all aspects of society, the day serves to educate, prepare, and assist. By concentrating on disability inclusion and accessibility, the movement will increase public awareness and reduce inequality.
To celebrate this year, the disabled community is asking for boosts on social media. Giving special attention to content made by disabled creators, the hope is to share knowledge. Mark your calendars because December 3rd, 2021, is the International Day of Persons with Disabilities.
The history of International Day of Persons with Disabilities
Disability inclusion is an essential condition to upholding human rights. The annual observance received its proclamation in 1992 by United Nations General Assembly. Additionally, the CRPD further advanced progress by implementing the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development.
Primarily, the plan calls for a decade of action. It urges world leaders to intensify efforts to support local industry and innovation. It also pushes for mobilized financing and enhanced national support towards banking institutions.
Building a disability-inclusive, accessible, and sustainable world
Financial service providers play a vital part in creating equality. As part, the World Council of Credit Unions vowed to serve all sectors of the community. World Council President, Brian Branch, stated, “Credit unions are all about financial inclusion for all citizens, including the underserved, unserved, and the most vulnerable.” Often, when thinking about inclusion, persons with disabilities are overlooked. To fulfill the initiative, the council actively promotes more careful reviews and stronger pushes for unbias.
At Achieva Credit Union, we are proud to be an Equal Opportunity Lender. Furthermore, we take pride in serving our members by being helpful, friendly, honest, and fair. View more about our community outreach events and news here.
Reinforcing the importance of disability inclusion
Both the WHO and the UN observe the International Day of Persons with Disabilities annually. Together, they reinforce the importance of securing the rights of disabled people. Stay tuned to their social media channels for information on conferences, panel discussions, and seminars.