International Day of Persons with Disabilities

The International Day of People with Disability is observed on December 3rd each year. The day is an international observance and   promoted. The observance of the Day aims to promote an understanding of disability issues and mobilize support for the dignity, rights and well-being of persons with disabilities. The day takes place annually and focuses on different issues around the world.

A disability 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. “Disability” is an umbrella term, covering impairments, and activity limitations and participations restrictions. An individual may also qualify as disabled if he or she has had an impairment in the past or is seen disabled based on a personal or group standard or norm.

This year in Somalia, SWDC took the flag to commemorate this day to display the real living conditions of the disabled conditions in Mogadishu, this is to enable them to speak out and express their needs, demands and support from the world. A country that has been devastated by civil war, having presence of large number of disabled people including men, women and men yet no one is even trying to take care of them wither it is government or any other agencies.

The disabled people in Somalia are totally segregated from all aspects of life including economical, political and socio-cultural perspective