On the occasion of the anniversary, established by the UN, the Head of State recalled: “There are millions of people with disabilities who fight every day for an independent life and who teach us how to face difficulties with vital strength and great dignity”. And he added: the inclusion of these people “is proof of the full affirmation of human rights”
“There are millions of people with disabilities who fight every day for an independent life and who teach us how to face difficulties with vital strength and great dignity: we owe them respect. To their extraordinary families, to the volunteers and associations that fight for the the affirmation of their rights goes today the appreciation of the Republic”. This is the message of the Head of State, Sergio Mattarella, on the occasion of the International Day of Persons with Disabilities.
Mattarella: “Test bench full affirmation of human rights”
The anniversary was established by the UN “with the aim of promoting the rights and well-being of all those who live with a form of disability: this is a significant number of people, at risk of increasing with the aging of the population . Health, education, mobility, work, are rights that for people with disabilities represent the fruit of long battles paved with pain, mortification, a sense of injustice and impotence, episodes of discrimination”, continues the message from the President of the Republic. “The inclusion of people with disabilities is proof of the full affirmation of human rights. Important advances in technology are helping to overcome the limitations that hinder the lives of people with disabilities, promoting their full participation. Any progress in this direction to go beyond all barriers should be encouraged. People with disabilities are a resource for the community and their participation in the life of society is precious”, underlines Mattarella.