Thursday, 3 December 2015

International Day of Persons with Disabilities, 3 December 2015

Today, 3rd December, is the not-so-catchy entitled International Day of Persons with Disabilities, I have been informed. "The observance of the day aims to promote an understanding of disability issues and mobilize support for the dignity, rights and well-being of persons with disabilities. It also seeks to increase awareness of gains to be derived from the integration of persons with disabilities in every aspect of political, social, economic and cultural life", says its Wikipedia entry.

Sadly, in the UK at the moment, we're really in need of help and support and none more so than those of us with invisible disabilities, who are so often maligned and misunderstood. 

Therefore, I was pleased to learn that one of the three sub-themes, decided by the UN for this year is, 'Including persons with invisible disabilities in society and development'. And I've been given access to the following infographic - I'm only posting part of it, the whole infographic can be seen here - that was created in the hope of raising awareness of Invisible Disabilities and explores some of the most common Invisible Disabilities in the UK (including CFS).

You can also read more about what the UN is discussing here:  

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