International Day of Persons with Disabilities – 3 December 2022


Tomorrow is the annual International Day of Persons with Disabilities, as proclaimed in 1992 by the United Nations General Assembly. The theme for 2022 is “Transformative solutions for inclusive development: the role of innovation in fuelling an accessible and equitable world”.

The NSW Bar Association is committed to improving and supporting diversity at the Bar to represent and support the society it serves, and is proud to promote equality of opportunity in the practise of law regardless of disability, gender, age, class, race, ethnicity, sexual orientation or religion.

The Association’s Accessibility Panel and Advocate for Change, Dr Robert Dubler SC, are leaders in the promotion of an inclusive profession.

As recently appointed NDIA Board Chair Kurt Fearnley AO explains ‘The way you see people with a disability matters, because it will shape how you interact with us. And this is important, because it shapes — in part — how we see ourselves. Often people with disability are seen with sympathy, or fear. And sometimes we are told that we just don't belong’.

See here for further information and online resources about International Day of Persons with Disabilities.

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