The COVID-19 pandemic has deeply affected communities around the world, especially vulnerable ones like persons with disabilities. One billion people, or 15% of the world’s population, experience some form of disability. Disability prevalence is higher for developing countries, where persons with disabilities are more likely to experience less education, poorer health outcomes, lower levels of employment, and higher poverty rates.
As COVID-19 continues to have wide-reaching impacts, one question looms large: how we can address the long-standing systemic inequalities that it has laid bare?
Join us on Dec. 3, 2020, the International Day of Persons with Disabilities, and hear from disability champions from around the world on this year’s theme: Building Back Better: Towards a More Disability-Inclusive, Accessible and Sustainable Post-COVID World. The event will feature experts, policymakers, and disability champions, including Judith Heumann from Netflix’s Crip Camp documentary, along with inspiring artists.
Follow the event live at @WBG_Inclusion.