[Michigan, December 3, 2022]:
The American Human Rights Council (AHRC-USA) joins the nation and the rest of the world in celebrating and observing the International Day of Persons with Disabilities that falls today, Dec 3rd. The Day was designated by the UN in 1992, Resolution 47/3.
The observance of this day is intended to promote understanding of disability issues and mobilize support for the dignity, rights and well-being of persons with disabilities. The rights of the disabled are human rights. Every disabled person should be provided with the opportunity to participate fully in society. Less participation means loss of valuable human potential that enriches all of society.
It is unfortunate that biases and prejudices continue to be obstacles that the people with disability face. Awareness and education are instrumental in helping the whole society live up to its potential and fully integrating people with disabilities in society as much as possible.
Advanced countries have a better record on the rights of people with disabilities. The challenge remains that in less developed countries, limited resources, often combine with lack of political will, resulting in marginalization of the disabled. Also, ongoing conflicts in the less developed world have worsened the situation for all members of society, especially individuals with disabilities.
AHRC affirms that people with disabilities are entitled to equal rights and equal opportunities. It is unfortunate that biases and prejudices continue to be obstacles that the people with disability face. Awareness and education are instrumental in helping the whole society live up to its potential.
“No human being is perfect,” said Imad Hamad AHRC Executive Director. “The benchmark for a civilized and enlightened society is how it deals with its vulnerable populations,” continued Hamad. “It is the mark of a just society that people with various levels of ability are accepted, accommodated and provided with the opportunity to thrive,” concluded Hamad.
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