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#WeThe15

Saturday, August 21, 2021

Paralympians from around the world helped launch a new worldwide campaign called 'We the 15' on Thursday 19 August 2021. WeThe15 is sport’s biggest ever human rights movement to end discrimination. The aim is to transform the lives of the world’s 1.2 billion persons with disabilities who represent 15% of the global population.

WHAT IS WeThe15?

WeThe15 is a global movement, which was founded by a coalition of organisations from sport, human rights, policy, communications, business, arts and entertainment, uniting to change attitudes and create more opportunities for persons with disabilities, as well as improve mobility and accessibility.

WHAT DO THEY WANT TO ACHIEVE?

To end discrimination and transform the lives of the world’s 1.2 billion persons with disabilities so they can be visible and active members of an inclusive society. 

THE MOVEMENTS OBJECTIVES 

  1. Put persons with disabilities at the heart of the diversity and inclusion agenda
  2. Implement a range of activities targeting governments, businesses, and the public over the next decade to drive social inclusion for persons with disabilities
  3. Break down societal and systemic barriers that are preventing persons with disabilities from fulfilling their potential and being active members of society
  4. Ensure greater awareness, visibility, and representation of persons with disabilities
  5. 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
  6. Promote the role of assistive technology as a vehicle to driving social inclusion

Sign up and let's ALL get involved!

 

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