International Day for the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (05/05)

On May 5, the world community celebrates International Day for the Rights of Persons with Disabilities.

This date dates back to 1992, when on May 5, people with disabilities simultaneously in 17 European countries held a day of struggle for equal rights for people with disabilities and against discrimination against people with physical, mental or sensory disabilities. Since that time, such events have become traditional and are also held on May 5.

The purpose of today's date is to draw the attention of the general public to the problems associated with protecting the rights of people with disabilities, because it is obvious that their rights to employment, accessible education and infrastructure are very often not respected even in economically developed countries, not to mention others.