Today, a series of sports and human rights organisations launch the #WeThe15 campaign. This campaign aims to be “the biggest ever human rights movement to end discrimination against persons with disabilities”. It will last a decade.
It aims to put disability at the heart of the inclusion agenda and act as a global movement publicly campaigning for disability visibility, accessibility and inclusion.
The campaign is spearheaded by the International Paralympic Committee (IPC) and the International Disability Alliance (IDA) and includes organisations such as the Office of UN High Commissioner for Human Rights, the European Commission, the Invictus games and the Valuable 500.
Several landmarks worldwide will light up in purple to mark the start of the campaign.
You can learn more and join this campaign in the official website.
To mark this historical campaign and alliance between sports and human rights organisations, the European Disability Forum published 3 testimonials on how sports improves the life of persons with disabilities: