World Down Syndrome Day

This global awareness day has been officially observed by the United Nations since 2012. It allows the opportunity to raise awareness of Down Syndrome and push for equality in rights. The calendar date was selected to signify the uniqueness of the triplication (trisomy) of the 21st chromosome which causes Down[…]

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International Day of People with Disabilities

International Day of Persons with Disabilities (IDPD) is a day for all to reflect a growing understanding that disability is part of the human condition. The World Health Organisation estimates that more than one billion people (about 15% of the world’s population) experience some form of disability; and almost everyone[…]

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Sexual Health Week, 16th September 2019

The 16th-22nd September marks Sexual Health week, and this year the focus lies on ensuring sexual health is inclusive under the title “Relationships, sex and disability”. Sex education continues to be a taboo subject, holding various stigmas across the globe; this becomes even more evident when discussing sexual health and[…]

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