International Days for Persons with Disabilities 2023


From November-December, the International Federation for Spina Bifida and Hydrocephalus (IF) celebrates the International Day of Persons with Disabilities (IDPD) and European Day of Persons with Disabilities.

The United Nations General Assembly declared this day in 1992 (by resolution 47/3) with the goal to promote the rights and well-being of people with disabilities in all aspects of society and development, as well as to raise awareness about their position in political, social, economic, and cultural life.

IF advocates for the rights of persons with disabilities and takes this day as an opportunity to raise awareness on Spina Bifida and Hydrocephalus (SBH). SBH being a complex physical condition that touches many aspects of the lives of individuals with SBH, sensitises about disability inclusion and speaks up about their challenges and their need should help the SBH community to go forward and be heard.

How to participate?

A special toolkit has been designed on the occasion of the IDPD which you can download here.

IF challenges you to send us a recorded video or send a picture where you can express yourself about the rights of persons with disabilities and what it means to you.

  • Send us a video in a mp4 format: duration of 2min max – Tell us more about this day and what it means to you, your thoughts, your wishes or to support message for the one who will see your video

IF is looking forward to seeing your materials and share it during the #InternationalDayofPersonswithDisabilities2023 #IDPD2023 #EDPD23