International Disability Person’s Day: Why International Disability Person’s Day is celebrated, know the history behind it: The International Day of Divas or International Day of Disabilities is observed on 3 December every year all over the world. Since the year 1992, World Disabilities Day is celebrated with compassion towards persons with disabilities and an aim to promote acceptance of disability issues and provide them with self-respect, rights and support for better life of persons with disabilities.

History of World Disabled Day

The year 1981 was declared by the United Nations General Assembly in 1976 as the ‘International Year of Persons with Disabilities’. The scheme was given birth to emphasize revival, prevention, publicity and equality opportunities for the disabled at international, national and regional levels.

“Full participation and equality” to improve the socio-economic status of persons with disabilities with equal opportunities for development in society, by making people aware of the rights of persons with disabilities and taking care of their health like ordinary citizens The theme of was set for the celebration of the International Year of Persons with Disabilities.

During December 13, 2006, the UN General Assembly established certain facts which were signed on 30 March 2007. This rule came into force on 3 May 2008. The special thing is that the rule includes 151 parties and the European Union (EU) with 159 signatories. The Convention is monitored by the Committee on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities.

Disability Discrimination Act-

The Disability Discrimination Act 1995 (DDA) is an act passed by the Parliament of the United Kingdom. However it is currently recognized as the Equality Act 2010. The Act is an act to end discrimination against people in relation to persons with disabilities except in Northern Ireland. This particular Act talks about the provision of employment, goods, services, education and other social activities and the elimination of discrimination.

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