Since 1992, on December 3rd, we celebrate the International Day of Persons with Disabilities. This day was established by the United Nations and aims to promote disabled people by informing citizens on the disability issues and mobilize support for the dignity, rights and well-being of persons with disabilities. Also, every year, we aim to raise awareness of the benefits that would result from the integration of persons with disabilites in political, social, economic and cultural issues.
Disability is not a personal issue, but it falls upon society which, in this day, it becomes more aware and more responsible towards the person in a difficult situation.
In Romania, the number of people with disabilities is over 700,000 on 30/06/2014, figures that supports the idea that society has responsibility towards this group.
Both in Europe and other continents, people with disabilities are under the protection of an important document drafted by the UN, namely the Convention of the Rights of Persons with Disabilities, the Convention was ratified by Romania by Law 221/2010. This normative act is under implementation and Romania is responsible for carrying out the provisions of this act.
On this important day, A.N.S.R. – National Council sends a message of solidarity towards people with disabilities, regardless of its type and degree, but we are addressing in particular to persons with hearing disabilities for which we make efforts every day to support their needs and their requirements. We are by your side and we identify with this cause: inclusion and solidarity.