Inclusive Planning

World Social Justice Day: Why Social Justice is Incomplete for Persons with Disabilities Without Accessible Transport Systems

World Social Justice Day: Why Social Justice is Incomplete for Persons with Disabilities Without Accessible Transport Systems

In the 2007 session of the UN General Assembly, the member states unanimously decided to observe 20th February as the World Day of Social Justice, to bring public attention and mobilise political will to promote social development for all. The theme of this year’s World Social Justice Day is ‘Achieving Social Justice through Formal Employment’. However, for the 26.8 million persons[1] with disabilities (PWDs) living in India, social integration and access to formal employment remain a …

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“The City Isn’t Made for Me” – Abhishek Anicca

As a person with a disability, I find myself constantly creating space for myself in the city. The city isn’t made for me. Its roads are often too uneven for my numb legs. There one too many stairs at the nearby ATM. There are queues everywhere and you have to look pleadingly to navigate your way to the front. People are hesitant to make space for you. Some stare at you. Others don’t understand your …

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