LETS MAKE THE NEXT 10 YEARS REALLY COUNT TO DEVELOP INCLUSIVE EDUCATION
Passed on from UNICEF GLOBAL PARTNERSHIP FOR CHILDREN WITH DISABILITIES
This year, International Day of Persons with Disabilities (3rd December) assumes an even greater significance as it coincides with the 10th anniversary of the United Nations Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (CRPD) – CRPD@10. At UNICEF, we are celebrating CRPD@10 for children through highlighting our contribution to the development, ratification and implementation of the CRPD both globally and at the country level and we encourage GPcwd partners to do the same.
Looking back on these ten years, it is clear that the work around the Convention has inspired a global movement to promote the rights of people with disabilities, including children. In the almost 170 countries which have ratified the CRPD, laws and policies have been changed to better protect them, to offer improved access to services and to make their participation in the society possible.
There are many ways to celebrate this milestone, including by drawing attention to children with disabilities through social media. Therefore we encourage you to use existing materials that GPcwd helped to prepared. We are also sharing some UNICEF resources that we will be using. Please feel free to use these materials, as well as re-tweet and share from the UNICEF social media accounts. Please find attached:
- Social media assets on Inclusive Education LINK
- Social Media assets on #EndViolence LINK
- Sample tweets prepared by UNICEF for December 2 (below)
Primary: #thisability and #CRPDnow
Given the chance, children with disabilities play, learn, dream and achieve. #thisability
When children – no matter their abilities – learn and play together, barriers crumble. #thisability
Children with disabilities have the right to be a part of not apart from their families, communities and the world. #thisability #CRPDnow
All children have the right to be defined by what they can do, not what they cannot do. #thisability
Without accurate data, children with disabilities run the risk of not being counted and not counting. #thisability #CRPDnow
Neglect and physical and sexual abuse are 3 to 4 times more likely for children with disabilities. #CRPDNow #thisability
All children have the same rights – no matter what. #thisability #CRPDNow
- Set of 10 cards celebrating UNICEF’s progress in light of CRPD@10. See LINK
We would also be glad to know how you are celebrating these key events in your organization. Please share any updates from your event with Anna Burlyaeva firstname.lastname@example.org by 10th December and they will be added into the next December GPcwd Newsletter.