Observance of International Day of Persons with Disabilities 2015

Observance of International Day of Persons with Disabilities 2015

According to a global estimate of year 2010, about 15 per cent of the world’s population suffers from disability of one form or the other. Despite the fact that there is no country in the world where rights of Persons with Disabilities (PWDs) are not violated, the level of awareness about the lives of such persons and the challenges they face is very low. The qualitative evidence suggests that persons with disabilities are significantly poor in developing countries as compared to their non-disabled counterparts. Many persons with disabilities are denied education, jobs, entertainment, sports and health facilities. The disorder may require chronic healthcare and this in turn drains the scarce household resources. This situation turns this human resource that can become useful citizens of the society into a burden for the families and the country overall.