People with disabilities are being disproportionately impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic: facing discrimination, a lack of accessible information and being deprioritised in receiving health care. This is on top of the existing barriers to participation in society, including widespread discrimination, that many people with disabilities experience on a daily basis.
These infringements on the rights of people with disabilities must be urgently addressed. By signing our petition, you’re joining campaigners from around the world in demanding that disability rights are upheld in the global response to COVID-19. Together, we can make a difference and create a more equal world.