Dec
3
2021

International Day of People with Disability 2021

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International Day of People with Disability (IDPwD) is held on 3 December each year.

IDPwD is a United Nations observed day aimed at increasing public awareness, understanding and acceptance of people with disability.

Each year the UN announces a theme to observe for International Day of People with Disability. The theme for IDPwD 2021 is ‘Leadership and participation of persons with disabilities toward an inclusive, accessible and sustainable post-COVID-19 world’.

While no two disabilities are the same, some visible, others invisible and the intersections they have within the LGBTIQA+ community varied, in recognition of this important day, we spoke to five members of the community about their experiences, including what impact living with a disability has on their lives within the community, and what this day of recognition means to them.

You can also jump onto JOY’s social media to see shorter versions of these videos, and to leave a message for our Rainbow Disability Community.

 

Podcast episodes:

Listen to Dr Rhonda Galbally speaking with Ruby Mountford in this JOY Community Highlights Podcast Episode.

Listen to long-time JOY community member and disability advocate Greg Axtens speaking with JOY Weekend Breakfast’s Paul Horwell on what this day means to him in this JOY Community Highlights Podcast Episode.

 

Grant Maynard speaks with disability advocate Ruby Mountford

 

Margherita Coopolina speaks with disability advocate Ruby Mountford

 

Cynthia Sobraty speaks with disability advocate Ruby Mountford