Karachi (PR): “A true friend knows your weaknesses but shows you your Strengths; feels your fears but Fortifies your faith; sees your Anxieties but frees your spirit; Recognizes your disabilities but Emphasizes your possibilities – William Arthur Ward ”
The 3rd of December has been picked out by the United Nations to celebrate over one Billion people who live with some form of disability. This day has been commemorated since 1992. The theme for this year, “Break Barriers, Open Doors: An Inclusive Society For Development And For All “addresses how persons with disabilities face physical, social,Economic and Attitudinal barriers That exempt them from taking part fully and Effectively as equal members of society worldwide.
Many people living with disabilities around the world, Remain Marginalized and Lack equal access to basic necessities, color: such as education, employment, healthcare and social and legal support systems. They suffer from higher rates of mortality and most of them live below the poverty line due to being subject to exclusion and Lack of Opportunities. In spite of this situation, disability has remained Largely invisible in the mainstream development agenda and its processes.
At World Assembly of Youth, we stand for equality for all regardless of who you are. That is why it is essentials for us to Emphasize the Importance of Including young disabled people in society all developmental plans. That we believe Opportunities Should be given to all without being biased. That today we hope will pave way for further Awareness of disability to be raised and for accessibility to be put in place. We have to Ensure That all types of barriers are removed, and to Emphasize the full and equal participation of persons with disabilities in society and shape the future of development for all.
Let us use this global observance to reflect on the theme and what we do Ought to do so that we see a difference tomorrow.