World Disability Day 2008 Celebrated in India

Posted on 30 November 2008. Filed under: Announcements, Cross-Disability, Events and Conferences, News, South Asian Region | Tags: , , |

The International Day of Persons with Disabilities is being held on December 3, 2008. The following announcement relates to events being held in India. People are welcome to submit announcements about similar events in other developing nations for publication at We Can Do by emailing ashettle [at] — substitute the @ at sign for [at] and omit the spaces.

Subject: Please help spread awareness about World Disability Day 2008, India

World Disability Day 2008 is on:

Dear Friend,

3rd December 2008 is World Disability Day.

It is an important day for the 70 million people with disabilities in India as well as so many more all over the world. Some progress has been made in the area of disability in India in the last few years especially in the last 1 year. India ratified the United Nations Convention on the Rights of People with Disabilities and also the XIth Five year plan has included Disability for the first time in the History of India. However, talking about it and implementing it are two completely different things. NO steps have been taken by the Government of India to implement them. Even the basic rights of education, employment and access are not available to people with disability.

So why should we celebrate World Disability Day at all?

Do you want to do something about it? Please visit to know more about how you can help.

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Thank you to Mahesh Chandrasekar for passing along this announcement. People who wish to learn more detail about the events in India should please follow the appropriate links above. If you wish to submit your own announcement for publication at We Can Do, send me an email or leave a comment here with your email address in the email field.

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NEWS: Disabled in India Celebrate World Disability Day

Posted on 11 December 2007. Filed under: Employment, News, South Asian Region | Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , |

People in India recently celebrated World Disability Day. An article about their celebrations talks about the challenges that disabled people still face in finding employment. The story also quotes a blind man who works as a teacher and a deaf woman who works as a lab assistant in India:

Individuals interested in disabled people in India may also wish to read about a recent report from the World Bank on employment, education, health, social protection, and other issues related to people with disabilities in India.

For still more posts about disabled people in India or other South Asian countries, click on “South Asian Region” under “categories” in the right-hand navigation bar.

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