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Down Syndrome International
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Inclusion Means…

On World Down Syndrome Day 2022, Down Syndrome International is asking,
What does inclusion mean?

#InclusionMeans …

In its general principles, the United Nations Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (UN CRPD) calls for

“Full and effective participation and inclusion in society”

But the reality is…

…that people with Down syndrome and disabilities today do not benefit from full and effective participation and inclusion in society.

There are many reasons for this.

One reason is that there is a lack of agreed understanding of what inclusion is and what inclusive systems look like in practice.

So, for World Down Syndrome Day 2022, we would like people with Down syndrome, families, advocates, professionals, organisations and indeed anyone around the world, to tell us,

“Inclusion means…”

REMEMBER, to use #InclusionMeans and #WorldDownSyndromeDay when you post online

WDSD is a unique opportunity for the global Down syndrome community to connect every year, so we can:

Share ideas, experiences and knowledge,

Empower each other to advocate for equal rights for people with Down syndrome and,

Reach out to key stakeholders to bring about positive change.

For WDSD 2022, let’s share our collective understanding of inclusion.

In doing this, we can get a global conversation going, which will empower people around the world to advocate for full inclusion in society for people with Down syndrome and disabilities, and indeed for everyone.

#InclusionMeans

What does inclusion mean to you?

Tell us what you think inclusion means by completing our ‘Share your message’ form:

SHARE YOUR MESSAGE