World Down Syndrome Day 2022
Inclusion Means is the subject of World Down Syndrome Day (21 March 2022).
Why ‘inclusion means’?
The United Nations, in the general principles of the UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (UN CRPD), calls for “full and effective participation and inclusion in society”.
Everyone should have the same opportunities, take part in the same activities, be able to go to the same places and enjoy the same experiences in life.
But around the world people with Down syndrome and disabilities do not benefit from full and effective participation and inclusion in society.
There are many reasons for this. One reason is a lack of agreed understanding about what inclusion is and what inclusive systems look like in practice.
Not everyone understands:
– How to include people with Down syndrome and disabilities.
– How full inclusion benefits everyone – with or without disabilities.
– What is happening around the world to bring about inclusion for all.
We hope you will help us to share the key messages from the World Down Syndrome Day 2022. Together we can improve quality of life for people with Down syndrome and disabilities around the world.