International Day of People with Disabilities 2021

What is International Day of People with Disabilities?

International Day of People with Disabilities (IDPD) is a United Nations (UN) sanctioned day celebrated annually on 3 December. This important day aims to raise awareness and promote action around the rights of people with disabilities and their full inclusion in society.

CBM Australia encourages people to share the message of inclusion and diversity on IDPD so that collectively we can truly build a world where all people are included and valued as equal members of society. The COVID-19 pandemic has been catastrophic for people with disabilities, having widespread impacts on individuals and communities around the world.

READ the new report by ADDC and CBM

Leave no one behind – disability inclusion in Australia’s COVID-19 development response

During the pandemic people with disabilities have faced

difficulty accessing vaccines and critical health information

being cut off from vital aides and supports

greater job losses

food insecurity and hunger

How can I help?

Alma from Papua New Guinea wearing a red dress standing inside an orange circle.

Raise awareness

Spread this message as wide as possible to help raise awareness and give a voice to people with disabilities.

Become an advocate

Join our community of change makers. Being part of our community we will keep you up to date with information about our advocacy to government to prioritise people with disabilities and give you the tools to take action.

Members of Vanuatu Disability Promotion and Advocacy Association in orange circle

Join our community of change makers

CBM Australia is part of a growing coalition including health institutions, NGOs, unions, schools, business and churches joining the call to #EndCOVIDForAll.