Disability Rights Awareness Month

The Right to Universal Access and Design:
Break Barriers, Open Doors to realise an Inclusive Society for All -
Action through Partnership

South Africa celebrates National Disability Rights Awareness Month annually between 3 November and 3 December. 3 December is the International Day of Persons with Disabilities, and is also celebrated as National Disability Rights Awareness Day.

Disability is the consequence of an impairment that may be physical, cognitive, mental, sensory, emotional, developmental, or some combination of these. A disability may be present from birth, or occur during a person's lifetime.

The Disability Awareness Month offers an opportunity for all of us to remove these barriers and to improve the quality of life of people with disabilities through concrete action.

The Department  of Women, Children and People with Disabilities is responsible for driving the government’s equity, equality and empowerment agenda in terms of those living with disabilities.

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