Girl Scouts River Valleys is committed to creating an environment where all girls have the opportunity to participate in a movement that encourages them to overcome barriers and become leaders in their community and world.
In honor of International Day of Persons with Disabilities (IDPD), December 3, and International Human Rights Day, December 10, Girl Scouts River Valleys helps raise awareness and mobilize support for the dignity, rights and well-being of all. Learn more about Girl Scouts River Valleys diversity, equity, and inclusion access, and racial justice actions and activities.
International Day of Persons with Disabilities, December 3
The theme for International Day of Persons with Disabilities (IDPD) this year is “Leadership and participation of persons with disabilities toward an inclusive, accessible and sustainable post-COVID-19 world.”
According to the United Nations Department of Economic and Social Affairs, the world population is over 7 billion people and more than one billion people, or approximately 15 per cent of the world’s population, live with some form of disability. The annual observance of the International Day of Disabled Persons was proclaimed in 1992 by United Nations General Assembly resolution 47/3. It aims to promote the rights and well-being of persons with disabilities in all spheres of society and development, and to increase awareness of the situation of persons with disabilities in every aspect of political, social, economic and cultural life.
Learn More with Virtual Events
- Virtual Event on “Reducing Inequalities Through Technologies: A Perspective on Disability Inclusive Development”, 8:00 to 9:30 am (NY time), co-organized by United Nations Department for Economic and Social Affairs (UN DESA), the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) and the International Telecommunications Union (ITU).
- Virtual Event on “Leadership of the new generations: Children and adolescents with disabilities and their voices post COVID-19” organized by the Office of the Special Envoy of the United Nations Secretary-General on Disability and Accessibility, Professor Maria Soledad Cisternas Reyes, United Cities and Local Governments (UCLG) and co-sponsored by the Permanent Mission of Chile to the United Nations.
International Human Rights Day, December 10
The theme for International Human Rights Day this year is “EQUALITY - Reducing inequalities, advancing human rights”
According to the United Nations, International Human Rights Day is observed every year on 10 December—the day the United Nations General Assembly adopted, in 1948, the Universal Declaration of Human Rights (UDHR). The UDHR is a milestone document, which proclaims the inalienable rights that everyone is entitled to as a human being - regardless of race, colour, religion, sex, language, political or other opinion, national or social origin, property, birth or other status. Available in more than 500 languages, it is the most translated document in the world.
Learn more about the United Nations Human Rights exhibits.