The International Day of Persons with Disabilities raises awareness about various disabilities and urges society to ensure that individuals with disabilities have suitable living conditions. Its objective is to advocate for the rights of individuals with disabilities in all aspects of public life and to bring attention to the challenges they face in society.
Chantell Kriel, head of the non-profit organisation Casa Caritas said that the day aims to celebrate the difficulties, achievements and contributions of people with disabilities. This is reported by Pretoria News, a partner of the TV BRICS.
Casa Caritas is a residential institution that provides lifelong care for children with physical and mental disabilities. Chantelle pointed out that such people are the responsibility of the South African people.
"People with disabilities are members of our society. All of us South Africans have a responsibility to ensure that they have opportunities to live and be cared for. They deserve it," said Chantell.
In 2015, all UN member states agreed to a call to action to end poverty, protect the planet and make people better off.
The SDGs are grounded in the Universal Declaration of Human Rights and strive to uphold and honor the human rights of every individual, irrespective of their origins. This is especially crucial for marginalized communities like the elderly, children, and individuals with disabilities.