National Disability Rights Awareness Month 3 November- 3 December
Our constitution ensures that every South African with a disability has the right to a life without discrimination and to be treated as equals.
South Africa commemorates National Disability Rights Awareness Month annually from 3 November - 3 December. International Day of Persons with Disabilities is commemorated on 3 December and is also commemorated as National Disability Rights Awareness Day.
The aim during this month is to increase awareness of the rights of people with disabilities as equal citizens in society in general. The month-long campaign also calls for speeding up equal access to socio-economic opportunities.
“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.
People with disabilities experience many barriers that prevent them from operating as equal citizens in society. People’s attitudes and the way they treat and behave towards people with disabilities is however the biggest barrier of all,” says Manager Employment Equity and Transformation, Ms Shenda Moses.
During this month, SABC employees are reminded that persons with disabilities must be treated with the same respect and fairness like all other people who have the right to live their aspirations. Each one us has the responsibility to remove barriers for an inclusive and accessible society for all. Be on the look-out on the Intercom Update for more information on National Disability Rights Awareness Month campaign.
By Employment Equity and Transformation